Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways on offense from the loss in Indianapolis

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The Cleveland Browns continued to make the same mistakes on offense in yet another loss. Here is what stood out from the offense in Indianapolis.

Week 3 against the Indianapolis Colts was a very telling game for the 2017 version of the Cleveland Browns, and it starts to raise the discussion of whether this team is as bad as the 2016 version.

The answer to this question is no, but the way the Browns have lost their last two games are eerily similar to last year’s squad that went 1-15. Self-inflicted wounds, too many penalties and turnovers in the red zone taking away scoring opportunities remain common themes.

The talent is better, or so we would believe, but the fact that the best receiver on this team is a running back speaks volumes about the talent level on this offense.

Heck, there was a point in the day where I thought that through this point in the season last year, the 2016 Browns arguably looked better than this season’s bunch. Obviously this team is expected to win more than one game this season, but why am I sitting here about to write an article about the same three issues on offense that this team can’t seem to fix every week?

There are a lot of reasons why the Browns offense has been frustrating to watch this season, but these three in particular encompass so much of what has gone wrong on this side of the ball thus far.