Browns studs and duds: Jacoby Brissett falls apart in Week 6

Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /
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Jacoby Brissett fell apart against the New England Patriots. He’s one of the duds from Week 6 but who else stood out as the Cleveland Browns fell to 2-4?

Things just went from bad to worse for the Cleveland Browns.

On Sunday, they were un need of a win and had the New England Patriots come to town with a rookie quarterback under center. They started out playing them tightly, but then things completely fell apart. Bailey Zappe had his way with the Browns defense and Cleveland’s offense never figured out how to consistently move the ball on the Pats’defense.

Now at 2-4, Cleveland could quickly see this season get away from them. But before looking at that, let’s take a look back at their Week 6 loss and highlight who stood out as both studs and duds.

Browns studs and duds Week 6

David Njoku, Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Stud: David Njoku, TE

As bad as the offense was for Cleveland, a couple of players had solid outings. David Njoku falls into this category as he continued his stellar campaign. Njoku had just three receptions but was good for 58 yards.

He could have had much more if Jacoby Brissett was more accurate. His 33-yard reception early in the game was a perfect example.

Njoku got deep on the New England defense and it should have been a touchdown if the pass was on target. Since it was underthrown, Njoku had to slow down and turn around. In the end, they were held to three but the touchdown could have been huge for some early momentum.

Dud: Jacob Phillips, LB

When Anthony Walker was injured, Jacob Phillips was thrown into the fire as the starting middle linebacker. So far, he’s been unable to live up to the expectations.

Sunday was one of his worst performances as he missed several tackles, took a few bad angles, and wasn’t great in coverage. Cleveland added Deion Jones a week ago and when he’s ready to go, we’ll probably see very little of Phillips.