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The Cleveland Browns started their 2019 campaign with a victory in their preseason opener, defeating the Washington Redskins 30-10. And the victory was a great sign for the Browns because of how well the team played for all 60 minutes.
Most of the Browns starters on both sides of the ball played for only one series, but the second and third teams did not let up the pressure on the Redskins. In fact, the intensity seemed to step up once Cleveland’s reserves entered the game.
That should be a common theme for all 32 teams because the reserves are trying to solidify a spot on rosters. But once the Browns reserves entered the game, there did not seem to be much of a drop off in performance.
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Today’s featured article takes a deeper look at the stats from Thursday’s victory, with most of the highlighted stats coming from several players of depth on the Browns roster.
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"37 – The Browns held the Redskins to just 37 rushing yards in the first half. The second and third teams received the majority of snaps, but the Browns still didn’t allow the Redskins to produce anything from the ground."
Freddie Kitchens has emphasized several times the defensive line is the strength of the 2019 Browns, and he was proved right Thursday night. No matter who was on the field for the Browns defensive line, they were generating pressure and plugging holes, making it impossible for the Washington offense to generate yardage.
The Cleveland Browns finally hit the field after a long offseason of hype, and they did not disappoint on Thursday night. Martin McConnell shared his instant reactions from Cleveland’s dominant victory in the preseason opener.
"In the fourth quarter of the Browns preseason game against the Redskins, the wide receiver returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown. He was immediately mobbed by his teammates and the play put a big smile on the face of head coach Freddie Kitchens. The Browns won, 30-10.It was so special because of 24-year-old Sheehy-Guiseppi’s unlikey journey to Cleveland Browns training camp."
The Cleveland Browns’ decision to sign Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi was one of the most fascinating stories of the NFL offseason. He intrigued the Browns because of his speed and ability to return kicks and punts, and he showed off his capabilities when he returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown with ease Thursday night.
The Cleveland Browns left their running back group in an interesting position after they made the decision to finally trade Duke Johnson. And based on how the Browns have handled the group so far, there is a variety of directions they could go.