The Cleveland Browns fell to the Cincinnati Bengals 23-10 on Sunday. Where did it all go wrong? Each position group is graded based on their performance.
It was an unprecedented sort of afternoon for the Cleveland Browns, as they became the first team in NFL history to take two consecutive bye weeks. Sleepwalking through their 23-10 defeat at the hands of Cincinnati, Hue Jackson and company rolled over and quit against a poor and beat up Bengals team.
In their best remaining chance to salvage a win, the Browns decided to play one of their worst games of the year. After the first half, the game was over. Like usual, Cleveland teased fans with a bit of a run in the second half, but could not stop the running game to stay in it.
As a result, they find themselves staring 0-16 in the face. With opportunities to win games fading, they better figure out what went wrong on Sunday fast. Monday will be a critical yet not enjoyable day for the Browns, as they break down the game and try to move forward from it.
As a forewarning, the following grades are not pretty. We try to give the Browns the benefit of the doubt, but there is no benefit and a whole lot of doubt after what we saw at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday.
Ranked on a letter grade scale from A-F, each major position group is assessed based on their performance in this game only. No other factors are taken into consideration.