Cleveland Browns: 3 defensive takeaways from Week 7

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Browns defense must to create more turnovers to win

The best way for a defense to give their offense opportunities to score are with turnovers and thus far the Browns have made that happen with eight of them. However, the team was just one interception or another fumble recovery away from getting a win on Sunday.

Of course, this isn’t to blame the Cleveland Browns defense for Sunday’s loss to Tennessee in any way. However, forcing multiple turnovers has been the main issue for the defense, and it’s taken the Browns right out of most games so far.

The Cleveland defense has certainly been impressive but there is always room for growth. With an offense as incompetent as the Browns it will take an enormous effort defensively to win. They posted their first touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week 6 and it left some hope for fans that the offense could convert a touchdown. Ultimately, the team ended up losing but the opportunity remained.

It’s unrealistic to expect a defensive touchdown on a regular basis but forcing several turnovers in a game sets up the team nicely for the duration of the game. It creates an extra opportunity to score with each one and the Browns seemingly need as many as they can get at 0-7 entering the halfway mark this week.

The Browns have exceeded expectations defensively despite being one of the youngest defenses in the league. Although, it’s obvious this team will only win football games if the defense plays at a Super Bowl level.