The Cleveland Browns kept it close for most of the game, but the New York Giants never faltered in a 27-13 victory, dropping the Browns to 0-12.
Did anyone actually think the Cleveland Browns would enter the bye week with a record of 1-11?
The New York Giants may have given some fans hope at the beginning of Sunday’s game, but it was clear the playoff-contending team was never too worried about losing.
The Giants pulled off the 27-13 victory by letting the Browns beat themselves, allowing the mistakes on Cleveland’s end to make up for a lackluster offensive performance.
The Browns have next Sunday off, meaning fans in Cleveland have yet another free Sunday to not watch this terrible team.
The good news is that the next opponent is the 3-7-1 Cincinnati Bengals, who should be without A.J. Green. Although Bengals fans are likely looking at that game as a sure win.
An 0-16 season may not be much different than a 1-15 season on paper, but it would be a rough offseason for this young team if a single win cannot be had. It would drop the team to 0-20 this year when counting the preseason, and nothing is worse for player development than feelings of ineptitude.
Sunday’s game was filled with a few positives, but the negatives continued to pile up as the team finally gets a break from the losing next Sunday. Let’s take a look at three takeaways from the 12th loss of the season.