Cleveland Browns: 5 takeaways on offense from the loss in Baltimore

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The Cleveland Browns had a rough day on offense in the Week 2 loss against the Baltimore Ravens. Here are five things that stood out from the group.

As I predicted on the Dawg Pound Daily Podcast, the Baltimore Ravens forced the Cleveland Browns to be a one-dimensional football team, and it certainly showed on Sunday as the Browns turned the ball over fives times.

The Ravens had a perfect record against rookie quarterbacks in their debut at home and they came out fast against this Browns team. They had constant pressure on DeShone Kizer, who left early with a migraine and eventually came back.

For one drive, Kevin Hogan made us all question the reality we were in, and then came back to Earth a little bit on the next one.

After last week’s moral victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers, this Browns team took a serious step back against the Ravens. Joe Flacco took advantage of the wide open middle of the field and the Ravens defense forced Browns quarterbacks into too many throws that were not actually there.

The Browns knew they would have to run the ball and win the turnover battle win this game. That certainly was not the case on Sunday. It really begs the question: Is the Ravens defense really that outstanding? Or are the Browns and Bengals offense just that poor? The answer is a little bit of both.