The Cleveland Browns finally got things rolling on offense and knocked off the Baltimore Ravens 40-25. Here are the studs and duds from their big victory.
After a week of watching people jump off the Cleveland Browns bandwagon, the young team turned in a performance that could cause everyone to jump back on.
The Browns moved to 2-2 on the season as they beat the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 40-25. Their road win not only got rid of the sour taste in their mouths from their close loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, but it also put Cleveland in first place for the first time since 2014.
Currently, they’re now tied with the Ravens but own the tiebreaker thanks to this win. Sitting together in last place in the AFC North is the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, two 0-3 teams that will face off on Monday Night Football.
As for the Browns win, we look back over that and identify the players who stood out as the studs and duds.
There were so many players that stood out in this win that not all are going to get the praise they deserve here. One player who needs to be mentioned even though is linebacker Joe Schobert.
A former Pro Bowler in 2017, Schobert was all over the field on Sunday. He recorded 17 tackles, two of which went for a loss, and had a sack on Lamar Jackson. He’s typically active on Sundays, but this week he was even more impressive than normal.
Edge rusher Olivier Vernon also deserves a nod for the game he played. He picked up his first sack of the season and nearly added a second later in the game — he had Jackson in his grasp but the quarterback somehow threw a shovel pass to get rid of the ball.
Vernon was brought in to bring pressure on the opposite side of Myles Garrett and he has been doing that so far. This week, he finally got home and gets credit for his takedown.
There’s also an offensive player who was great but still just misses the cut — a testament tp the Browns play on Sunday. Ricky Seals-Jones had 82 yards receiving and a touchdown as he’s proving to be quite the replacement for David Njoku. It also makes you wonder why in the world the Arizona Cardinals ever let him leave.