Dud: Terrance Mitchell
The second half wasn’t as bad for him, but cornerback Terrance Mitchell had a first half to forget for the Cleveland Browns. He was struggling early on and was even beaten for the first score of the game.
Mithcell allowed tight end C.J. Uzomah to get past him and safety Andrew Sendejo was a split-second too late in coming over to help. Joe Burrow threw a great pass and hit the big tight end for his first career touchdown, which came from 23-yards out. Making matters worse, this was just a couple of plays after Mitchell missed a tackle that allowed the drive to continue.
The Cleveland defensive back redeemed himself some when he was in coverage on A.J. Green at the end of the second half and was able to get his hands on the pass in the end zone. He nearly came down with it but would have been out of bounds even if he had.
From there, he continued to improve and had two passes go off his hands on the same drive late in the game. He nearly ended up with a few picks but it was clear he was looking for something to click early on in the game.
Mitchell has been a solid find for the Browns and considering how many injuries they have had in the secondary, they’re lucky to have him. He should bounce back and play closer to the player we saw in the final 30 minutes than what happened in the opening of this one.