Cleveland Browns stud: Jarvis Landry, WR
There’s no denying that Jarvis Landry has been having a frustrating season. In his fourth year with the Browns, he entered Week 18 with the worst numbers he’s ever had in his career.
Landry had just 46 receptions for 495 yards and one receiving touchdown. He’s spoken about his frustration with the lack of production but the good news is, he finished this campaign on a high note.
Against Cincinnati, he had the first touchdown of the game, hauling in a 26-yard touchdown. He later caught an impressive 13-yard catch where he stayed focused despite the ball bouncing in his hands and took a hard hit from Ricardo Allen who was called for an illegal hit — setting up the second touchdown of the game for the Browns.
Cleveland Browns dud: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR
One of the better players this season for the Browns has been Donovan Peoples-Jones and he had a shot at putting together one more big game in Week 18. Facing backups, he should have been able to prove he deserves a starting job in 2022, but ended up having a couple of plays to forget — and they ended up coming one right after the other.
First was a dropped pass on a fourth-and-goal play that gave Cincy the ball. Yes, the pass was a little behind him but he had both hands on hit and was unable to hold onto it.
Then when the defense forced a punt, DPJ was guilty of a fumble on the return which appeared to give the ball right back to the Bengals in a four-score game.
The refs got together and decided A.J. Green actually did get the ball but Peoples-Jones nearly put his defense in a huge hole.