Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from loss to the Buffalo Bills
The Browns always find new ways to lose. Sometimes it is the defense’s fault, and other times it is because the offense couldn’t put points on the board.
The defense had been playing a bit better as of late, but that all changed Sunday. The Bills put up 33 points, gaining 451 total yards and 29 first downs. Even when Griffin and the offense gave fans hope that the game could be competitive, the Bills offense continually led long scoring drives to keep the game out of reach.
But while the defense was terrible, the offense wasn’t any better. The Browns have not scored more than 13 points since the matchup against the New York Jets back in Week 8. If Griffin is the starter, don’t expect the Browns to put up more than 13 in either of the final two games.
Youth and inexperience are the main reasons for the struggles on both sides of the ball, but it is still hard to be this consistently bad. Then again, this is nothing new for Browns fans.
Ray Horton‘s job could easily be in question at the end of the season, given the fact opponents have scored at least 23 points in every game this season, while scoring at least 30 points in seven games. Excuses about youth can be made, but there are still veterans on the defense that should be capable of having at least one respectable game this season.