A frantic comeback attempt by the Cleveland Browns came up just short in their 28-26 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. Even though the team made a herculean effort to make the score close, they clearly got themselves into too deep of a hole which they could not have possibly climbed out of.
Cleveland seemed to be giving it their all, yet doing everything in their power to lose the game all at the same time. This is mostly due to eleven penalties on the afternoon, a season high. But field-position, a lack of balance in play calling, and an overall failure to get the offense moving in the third quarter put the game truly out of reach when it mattered.
As a result, the Browns have started the season winless, and through six games, concern is mounting over whether this team will lose all 16 contests this season. While it still seems unlikely, it would be best to address this by getting in the win column sooner rather than later.
The first step to turning the team’s fortunes around is by analyzing what went right and what went wrong in Sunday’s loss. The following is this week’s report card for each of the Browns’ major position groups.