3 big takeaways from Cleveland Browns Week 3 win
1. The Cleveland Browns defense has the talent
Nothing stood out more in the Browns Week 3 win than how well their defense played. We all saw Myles Garrett show out with 4.5 sacks and even Jadeveon Clowney had two sacks on the game. But they weren’t alone as Takk McKinley and Malik Jackson had a half-sack as did Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
There was also a sack recorded by safety Ronnie Harrison who came in on a blitz and blew up Justin Fields. Overall, it was nine sacks on the day as they held the Bears to 47 yards on 42 plays which was an average of just 1.1 yards per play.
You don’t have to be a hardcore analytics-lover to realize that’s insanely good. In fact, it was all record-setting for the Cleveland defense as they played as well as they did in 1946 while wearing their homage to 1946 throwbacks for the first time.
It was also a welcome sight after their first two weeks of the season. Cleveland struggled to stop Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs during the second half of their Week 1 loss in Kansas City. Then against the Houston Texans in Week 2, they started out slow and were struggling with Tyrod Taylor.
Cleveland was bailed out when Taylor left with an injury and Davis Mills was unable to replicate his success.
In Week 3, however, they had no issue at all with Justin Fields and the Bears which should give fans hope as they go forward.