Cleveland Browns: Overreactions to Week 4 vs Vikings
The Cleveland Browns escaped with a win against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. There was a lot to take in and a lot of overreactions that were made throughout the game.
The Cleveland Browns have made it through the good, the bad, and the ugly that was the first four weeks of the 2021 NFL season. The Browns, who are in a three-way tie for first the AFC North, have had a great start to the season, compiling a 3-1 record through the first four games. The game against the Minnesota Vikings marked the return of Kevin Stefanski to US Bank Stadium, this time as the opposition.
This was a tough game to watch as a fan of explosive offenses. On the bright side, it was a defensive masterclass by Cleveland, allowing only seven points, the second consecutive game limiting the opposition to a touchdown or less. The level of play on the offensive side has drastically declined as the season has progressed but the Browns have managed to do just barely enough, in some cases, to win games.
Cleveland’s schedule so far has been easy enough to where the Browns can make it through games with sloppy play but that luxury is rapidly running out. Games against the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and, on a good day, Pittsburgh Steelers, are not ones that the team can win if they played how they did on Sunday in Minnesota.
While this is by no means a game that will break the season, it’s definitely one that needs to be taken seriously. A win is a win but this is not a good Vikings team and not a team that a potential Super Bowl contender should be worrying about in the fourth quarter.
There is plenty of time for the Cleveland Browns to get it together before the playoffs, but I, along with many others, would prefer it to happen much sooner rather than later. It’s always great to look to the future but reflecting on the past is vital to the team’s success. Here are just a few of my overreactions from the Week 4 nailbiter win over the Minnesota Vikings.