The Cleveland Browns found their offensive identity against the Bengals
The Cleveland Browns pulled off an impressive win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football by a score of 35-30. That brings the Browns to a 1-1 record both overall and in the AFC North division. Thursday night was the Cleveland Browns team we have been waiting to see.
Despite being heavily injury-plagued all over the roster, the Browns put together a great game, especially on the offensive side of the ball. After scoring just six points last week, Cleveland was able to rack up 35 points and totaled 434 total yards.
For starters, the offensive line has played great. Rookie tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. has been an incredible asset as the team’s blindside protector.
According to PFF, he allowed only one QB pressure last night and zero sacks for the entire game. Wyatt Teller, despite being supposedly in a battle to start at guard to start the year, has also been very solid for Cleveland. The line has been a massive improvement from recent years.
Baker Mayfield looked comfortable in and out of the pocket and stuck to his reads. Aside from his one interception late, he didn’t force any throws into tight windows. He took what the defense gave him. His receivers finally got into their groove and consistently caught the football. The Browns offense totaled 23 first downs, as they had 10 drives and only punted the football once.
The run game absolutely devastated the Bengals defense all night long. It was a well-balanced game as the Browns had 219 through the air and 215 on the ground. Let’s dive into how the Browns have found their identity.