No. 2: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR
Donovan Peoples-Jones had one of the better games of his young NFL career as he caught six passes for 60 yards. It wasn’t an outrageous output but what stood out was how he delivered in the clutch.
Jacoby Brissett was a bit off with his accuracy during the ball game, however, DPJ was able to pull in a few contested footballs and that helped move the chains all afternoon. In the first half of the game, there were several passes that he dug up from the ground that in previous years he may have dropped.
His biggest and most important catch on the night came on a 2nd and 12 play when he got the first down, moving the offense to midfield as the clock was running out at the end of the game. That first down catch allowed the Browns’ drive to continue and set up the game-winning field goal moments later.
His receptions weren’t spectacular, but they were solid and may very well set the tone for what to expect from him the rest of the season. Cleveland’s No. 1 receiver, Amari Cooper, didn’t put up the expected numbers, so it’s always nice when your second guy can pull in a few extra passes to keep the offense rolling.