Browns Week 5 studs and duds: Heroes become zeros edition

Cade York, Browns. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Browns, Greg Newsome II. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Stud: Greg Newsome II, CB

The Browns were up 14-0 and the Chargers were trying to strike back. It looked as though they were about to pull within a touchdown when Austin Ekeler took off for a 71-yard gain. Greg Newsome II had other plans though as he chased the speedy Ekeler down and that led to a field goal rather than a touchdown.

Later, he stopped DeAndre Carter on third and goal when they were facing off in the open field. That also held the Bolts to a field goal, meaning Newsome took eight points off the board with these two plays. It could have been more as he stopped Mike Williams from scoring in the third quarter when he pushed him out of bounds, but Ekeler scored on the next play anyway.

Dud: Jacoby Brissett, QB

Once again, Jacoby Brissett had a good game as he was calm and decisive throughout the day. While he continues to make solid passes, his best play came on a third-and-nine where it looked as though he was about to be sacked.

Hit by two different Chargers defenders, Brissett shook them off and ran for 20-yards. This play, which came right around the five-minute mark in the fourth quarter and should have given them a shot to take the lead back.

Unfortunately, that’s not what happened. Just a few plays later, Brissett threw an ill-advised pass into the end zone and Alohi Gilman picked it off for L.A. It was the second game in a row where Brissett threw the ball away while trying to come back, which makes a lot of his earlier success feel flat. What made this one worse was how Brissett had enough room in front of him to secure a first down.