Cleveland Browns Disappointing Loss No. 1 – Las Vegas Raiders
The straw that finally broke the camel’s back was the game vs. the Las Vegas Raiders. This game was moved to Monday Night because the Cleveland Browns had so many COVID19 cases, but was still an absolutely brutal loss.
Nick Mullens started the game and the Browns found themselves down 10-0 at the half. The offense was non-existent the entire first two quarters, and then put a final drive together before missing a 47-yard field goal right before half after Mullens got in a bit of a groove.
The Browns would then turn a Vegas fumble into a touchdown making it 10-7, and the team had some life. After a Raiders field goal, Mullens took the offense 80-yards and gave the Browns a 14-13 lead.
The very next drive, on third down, Derek Carr threw an interception and the Browns took over. It would only take one first down and this game was over!
Instead, it was run, run, run, and punt. The Browns took 57 seconds off the clock and gave the ball right back.
You know the rest, Carr took the offense to the 40-yard line where they kicked the 48-yard field goal to win the game.
I know you have Chubb and it’s easy to run the ball three times. But the Raiders knew what was coming. Run a bootleg with Mullens, motion a wide receiver, and fake the end around. Just do something to throw the defense off.
After this game put the Browns at 7-7, it was safe to say their playoff chances were over. The AFC North was still achievable, but there was no faith this team could win a close game.