The Cleveland Browns found another way to lose on Sunday, falling to 0-8 in a 31-28 loss to the New York Jets.
The Cleveland Browns are now 0-8. Let that sink in.
All the preseason excitement surrounding Hue Jackson and this team has been sucked away, leaving fans questioning what they are doing with their Sunday afternoons.
The latest debacle is the 31-28 loss to the New York Jets, a game in which the Browns were leading at halftime by the score of 20-7. It may have given some fans hope, but experienced Browns fans were wary of the lead, waiting for the worst.
And while the Indians and Cavaliers have broken the cycle of failure, the Browns are still the same.
Josh McCown returned and was supposed to help get this offense back on track, but he had two costly interceptions that took away any chance of a late-game comeback.
The defense had itself another rough outing, allowing 393 total yards and 31 points, continuing the streak of allowing at least 25 points in every game this season.
Fans will want to blame Hue Jackson for all this, and as the season progresses, this becomes much easier to do. This roster is not built to be a contender, but there comes a point when the coaching has to be better if the team is expected to win.
It is way too early for anyone to call for Jackson’s job, but he needs to be much better over the final eight weeks of the season to give the team some momentum heading into 2017.
Let’s take a look at some takeaways from another frustrating Browns loss.