Cleveland Browns look terrible in Chicago, fall to 0-15 in 2017
The Cleveland Browns made some terrible mistakes against the Chicago Bears in a 20-3 loss, and now look set to finish 0-16 in 2017.
Cleveland Browns fans are better off not thinking about the team this Christmas.
The Browns gave fans some excitement a year ago with a victory to improve to 1-14, but that was not the case this time around as the team was embarrassed by the Chicago Bears to fall to 0-15.
There were too many “that’s so Browns” plays in this loss. The worst of them all was when Carl Nassib lined up offsides, negating a Myles Garrett pick-six. Rashard Higgins fumbling near the end zone is a close second.
Even Jabrill Peppers lined up offsides, marking a rare sight of him near the line of scrimmage. Maybe this is why he has been held so far back all season long.
What is there to say, folks? DeShone Kizer threw 36 passes on a cold, snowy day, completing just 18 for 182 yards and two interceptions.
The lone highlight of the game was a 48-yard field goal to cut it to a 6-3 deficit at the half, but the Bears held the Browns scoreless in a boring second half.
The Nassib penalty seemed to really suck the life out of the entire team, as that drive ultimately ended up with a Bears touchdown. Point swings like that are too much for a winless team to overcome.
Hue Jackson can make excuses for days but it doesn’t hide his 0-15 record in 2017, and his 1-30 record with the Browns. No matter what Jimmy Haslam may think about continuity, all this losing under Jackson will lead to players losing faith in Hue as a leader. Most fans are well past that point.
Next week’s game is Pittsburgh will draw national attention, and a Browns win would be a true miracle. Some fans may be holding out hope, but it sure seems like the Browns will spoil another holiday with a brutal loss.
Going 0-16 may be what it takes to get Hue Jackson fired, because I don’t see how Haslam can defend keeping him after a winless season. Jackson also said he would jump in Lake Erie if the Browns went 0-15 again, so he should jump in twice after this dud of a season.
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One nice sight from this game was Mitch Trubisky getting a victory, bringing some pride to Northeast Ohio. Something the Browns have failed to do for far too long.