3 areas where Browns need to improve in Week 10

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The Browns get back to action against the Dolphins on Sunday and they have a chance to pick up the win if they can continue to improve in these areas

Despite the Cleveland Browns recent win against the Cincinnati Bengals, they still has several areas to improve on if they want to get back into playoff contention.

Deshaun Watson will return to practice on Monday and can begin to play in Week 13 but at 3-5, they likely need two wins in order to give him a shot at guiding them into the postseason.

To get to that point though the Browns will need to clean up areas that could stall out their attempt at winning ball games in this key stretch of games that they battle the Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

3 areas the Browns need to improve in Week 10

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No. 3 area needs to improve: Defense

In the last two games for the Browns, the defense has improved overall. They’ve cut down on mistakes in the secondary and have been better at the fundamentals of the game like tackling.

While they lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, they came back and beat the Bengals the following week. In both games, the defense kept their opponents to only 254 yards and 229 yards respectively of total offense. They also created turnovers in both games, which hadn’t happened much in previous games.

Against the Bengals, they were able to put pressure on the quarterback as well. The emergence of linebacker Sione Takitaki, who strip-sacked Joe Burrow, has helped this defense more than expected. He was credited with 13 tackles in that game.

The play of rookie cornerback Martin Emerson has also been impressive as he’s been knocking down passes targeted to his opponents pretty consistently. Cleveland also gets cornerback Denzel Ward back this week after recovering from a serious concussion. He will be able to provide even more support on the back end of the defense.