Cleveland Browns studs and duds following Week 9 collapse
Stud: WR Odell Beckham Jr.
Odell Beckham Jr. had every right to be angry, every right to be upset, and every right to be frustrated; he was dominating Denver defensive backs all game, and yet could not get a look his way when the Browns needed a big play the most.
Regardless he still finished the game with five catches for 87 yards in a game where he could have easily hit the century mark.
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On the fourth down that the Browns failed to convert, Beckham Jr. found himself matched up in single coverage with the 30 year old cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who he had been handling all day. Instead Mayfield forced the ball to Jarvis Landry as the pass fell incomplete.
On just six targets, Beckham led the team in yards, yards per catch, and catch rate. Poor Beckham has managed to find the endzone just once this season for the Browns as he was expected to make a much bigger impact on this team.
At the midway point of the season for the Browns, Beckham is on pace for 78 catches and 1,150 yards in his first season in Cleveland. While it has not quite been the marriage that either OBJ nor Baker Mayfield were hoping for from a quarterback to wide receiver connection, the star receiver is still managing to post productive numbers.