3 areas where the Browns need to improve in Week 6

Browns, Jacob Phillips. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns enter Week 6 against the New England Patriots losers in back-to-back games and must improve in these three areas in order to win. 

The most frustrating thing about knowing that the Browns are 2-3 through the first five games is the fact they could have and likely should have won the three games they lost. Cleveland has lost those games by a combined total of six points.

One encouraging thing for the Browns entering the Week 6 showdown with the Patriots is the fact that all of the mistakes are fixable, so it is not time to panic in The Land.

Here are three areas the Browns must improve in to secure a victory in Week 6.

3 Areas Where the Browns Need to Improve in Week 6

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

No. 3: Cade York has to put the ball through the uprights

Coming into the season, the Browns figured they found their kicker of the future when they drafted Cade York in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, and they very well could have. With that being said, York must put the ball through the uprights, especially in the crucial moments of games.

Right now, he has a minor case of the yips, which could be troublesome if he cannot figure it out.

Last week, York missed two field goals that should be made by a guy drafted as high as he was. He missed from 45-yards to end the first half and then from 54-yards which would have put the Browns up with seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

While those aren’t chip shots, a fourth-round pick needs to make those kicks. York didn’t make any excuses after the game and said he “just missed it.” Along with putting the ball through the uprights, coach Kevin Stefanski must get his kicker closer and that was not the case last Sunday.