Grades from the 31-17 loss to the Bengals
How did each Cleveland Browns position group fare in the 31-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals? Grades are handed out after another loss.
Many are starting to wonder when, and if, the first win is going to come. The Cleveland Browns fell 31-17 to the Cincinnati Bengals to fall to 0-7. Dating back to 2014, this serves as the Browns’ 22nd loss in the last 25 regular season games.
This week, it actually wasn’t a problem with field-position, or time of possession, or turnovers or even penalties. Big plays haunted the Browns all afternoon long, as the Bengals connected with four 40-plus-yard plays. Though some may take the fact that the Browns played better in other areas of the game as a positive, others see it as even more discouraging, as the team continues to find creative ways to lose.
Maybe it wasn’t realistic to think that Cleveland could come into Cincinnati and steal a victory. But for those fans who stuck this one out, being fooled again by several promising moments is not appreciated.
The following is a complete breakdown of each of the ten major position groups and how they performed in the team’s seventh consecutive loss. Each are evaluated with a letter grade, A-F. The grades for this week are based on players’ performances this week only, with no other factors considered.