Browns Week 5 studs and duds: Heroes become zeros edition
The Cleveland Browns had a couple of players go from hero to zero in their Week 5 loss as late mistakes cost them a shot at a win
A rough stretch of games for the Cleveland Browns couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start. A 14-0 lead was gone nearly as quickly as it was earned and then a slew of mistakes in the final two minutes led to a 30-28 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
Had they stolen the win against Los Angeles, this could have helped them not only go through the upcoming gauntlet but also could have erased the sting from the loss to Atlanta the week prior.
Instead, they’re now trying to end a two-game losing skid while also needing to figure out how some of their heroes have fallen to zeros.
Browns Week 5 studs and duds
Dud: Cade York, K
Back in Week 1, Cade York was the ultimate hero. He nailed a 58-yard field goal to give Cleveland a narrow win over the Carolina Panthers. In Week 5, he was again sent out for a game-winning attempt, this time from 53-yards.
York’s kick went wide and the Browns were left devastated. It was also the second miss of the day for York, who left six points on the board in a two-point contest.
Cleveland took some heat for drafting York in the fourth round this season but they truly believed he would be the answer for them at the position. Following a quick start, he now has two missed field goals and two missed extra points. He still has the talent to be a long-term kicker, but it’s clear patience is going to be needed.