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The Cleveland Browns entered Sunday’s game with a lot of questions that needed to be answered. After struggling in two of the first three games, Cleveland needed to find out who they are and how they would respond to some adversity.
After hearing a bunch of outside noise about how they should be one of the top teams in the AFC, the narrative quickly shifted the past few weeks to how the 2019 Browns are just the same old Browns.
But instead of folding to that narrative in an important AFC North matchup against the Ravens, the Browns came out with their foot on the gas pedal. The offense returned to 2018 form and made explosive play after explosive play. The defense was flying around the football and limited the Lamar Jackson offense.
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Today’s featured article discusses how the Browns are already dealing with adversity early in the season, but how it could potentially help them turn the corner after their slow start to the season.
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"The key, on both sides of the ball, was the players’ belief in what was being called—which was an emphasis for the coaches this week. As it turns out, the offensive players appreciated the creativity, and the defensive players the simplicity."
There has been a lot of talk from the Browns about execution being the main cause for the struggles early on. But they showed Sunday how when they execute on both sides of the ball, it can lead to a massive victory. Now that the team is executing and has some confidence, they should start looking like a much better team.
There was plenty of discussion about the two second-year quarterbacks in Sunday’s game, but it was Baker Mayfield who was being called an overrated quarterback. Randy Gurzi believes the Browns made Lamar Jackson look like the quarterback who has been overrated.
"The offensive line also protected Mayfield. He was sacked only once, no other QB hits. Baltimore came into the game leading the NFL in QB hits. And they were No. 3 against the run. Not on this day when the Browns controlled the line of scrimmage against the Raven defense."
The Cleveland Browns offensive line has been picked apart the last few weeks because of the pressure they’ve allowed. But the unit showed its potential Sunday when they created running lanes for Nick Chubb and kept Mayfield from being forced to abandon the pocket. Because of their success, the Browns offense shined on Sunday, and how the front five are key to the offense’s success.
After being dismantled by the Tennessee Titans in the season opener, the defense has been stellar the past three weeks. That is why Joel Cade believes Steve Wilks does not get enough credit as a defensive coordinator.