The Cleveland Browns were once again defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers and are now 0-11 and in danger of finishing 0-16.
The Cleveland Browns never stood a chance in today’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Yes, the Browns were only down one score for most of the game, but it was clear the team is on an entirely different plane than the Steelers.
Cody Kessler was not even able to make it out without an injury, while Josh McCown did his best to get injured throughout the fourth quarter. The two were sacked a combined eight times, each hit being due to a glaring mistake by the offensive line or a symptom of holding onto the ball for far too long.
The defense actually played a solid game. Ben Roethlisberger was able to lead long, clock-eating drives, but the offense only scored 17 of the 24 points. The final seven came thanks to a Josh McCown fumble in the end zone.
But all the horrific plays aside, the main takeaway from this game is the fact the Browns are now 0-11, continuing what has become the worst start to a season in franchise history. The gutting of the roster by the front office has especially hurt the offensive line, where there seems to be no resistance. Hence why Cody Kessler left another game with an injury.
There needs to be better game plans in place, but it was once again made clear that this team is not built to compete. This does not mean the coaching staff shouldn’t be held responsible for an 0-11 start, but this roster is just not good.
On to the takeaways after yet another frustrating loss…