The Cleveland Browns had a rough day on offense against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11. Here is what stood out from the unit.
Sunday brought another ugly but winnable game for the Cleveland Browns and it was again squandered in the final quarter, dropping the Browns’ record to a staggering 0-10.
The worst part about this kind of loss, similar to the games against the Jets and the Titans, is that the opposing team did their very best to give the Browns their first victory of the season.
Powered by a nasty defense, Jacksonville improved to 7-3 but doesn’t look like much of a playoff threat due to the recent play of Blake Bortles.
Bortles did his best to give the Browns a turnover, but in the second half they pounded the football with Leonard Fournette in hopes of shortening the game for Cleveland.
The Browns defense did a good job of limiting Fournette, despite his 111-yard stat line and 4 YPC. He had 28 carries and toward the end of the game it kept looking like Fournette would bust a big run for a touchdown putting the game out of reach for the Browns. That run never came.
Unfortunately, the Browns offense kept hurting themselves all day, mainly with two strip sacks, leading to one defensive touchdown (and there should have been another due to a quick whistle on the first strip sack).
From incompetent quarterback play to yet another inefficient day on the ground, those two scenarios alone were a disaster in the making for this Week 11 matchup. Here are my takeaways.