Browns studs and duds Week 10: Kareem Hunt, offensive line ineffective in loss to Miami

Browns, Kareem Hunt. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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Browns, Jacoby Brissett. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

Stud: Jacoby Brissett, QB

On Cleveland’s opening drive, Jacoby Brissett was dealing. He started the game with a 38-yard pass down to the Miami 15, hitting Donovan Peoples-Jones on the big play. He then capped the drive off with a touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant, giving his team an early 7-0 lead.

Brissett continued to play well, throwing an impressive 22-yarder to DPJ on their second drive while facing a third-and-13. That made up for an eight-yard loss on the previous play where he held the ball too long and was sacked by Christian Wilkins and Bradley Chubb.

Overall, it was an ugly game and Brissett had just 212 yards but he was playing well. He likely would have been even better had the offensive line done a better job giving him time.

Dud: Greg Newsome, CB

It’s hard to be upset with the struggles the Cleveland secondary had on Sunday because they were facing one of the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill have been amazing but Newsome was drafted in the first round a season ago to help slow down such players.

That didn’t happen this weekend as Waddle had his way with Newsome. On Miami’s second drive, Newsome allowed Waddle to have his way and the Miami wideout pulled in a 29-yard reception.

He then caught a seven-yarder on third-and-seven just before the half that set Miami up for their second touchdown. While it was an amazing pass and catch, Newsome has to find a way to make those stops in such games should Cleveland ever hope to contend.

It wasn’t only Waddle either, as Newsome was in man coverage on Tyreek Hill late in the third quarter when he hauled in a touchdown pass to make it 30-10.