Cleveland Browns Week 6 report card: How bad was this game really?
The offense started out on fire. Scoring touchdowns on their first three possessions. The possessions to follow would not be as kind for the Browns. A dropped pass led to a blocked punt. Followed by interceptions on the next two series. More on one of those later.
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A phantom blindside block ruined their second drive of the third quarter. The drive started with a holding penalty. The Browns thought they got the yardage back on the next play thanks to some shift moves from Nick Chubb. However, Jarvis Landry was called for a blindside block on a play where it appeared the defender initiated contact.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Browns gambled on fourth down twice, converting one and failing on one that would have given them the go-ahead score. They took the lead in the fourth before an untimely drop that led to an interception. Baker’s third of the day. Two of which one could argue it wasn’t totally on Mayfield.
But as it stands: four turnovers on the day. Hard to win if you give the ball away so frequently. Up 20-6, no one would have guessed the game would take the turn that it did, and the turnover story was a pivotal piece to the puzzle.