Browns Week 5 Analysis

Browns Week 5 Analysis

Dylan Ferry

The Cleveland Browns are off to a franchise-record start since 1994, winning the last four out of five games.

Cleveland had nail-bitter like usual down at First Energy, coming out the gates scoring twenty points in the first half. With a promising first half by Baker Mayfield throwing for two touchdowns and no interceptions. But the second half was a completely different story, throwing for key interceptions. Joshua Boykin Junior at Lakewood High School says “Baker looked very good in that first half but, if he wants to be a top ten quarterback in the league he will need to limit his mental mistakes. Like he threw a pass in the third quarter to wide-open Odell Beckham, where he threw it to him and it sailed right over his head and should have been picked by Xavier Rhodes.”

In the second half of the game, the offense and defense flipped the script starting off the second half Ronnie Harrison Jr. Safety that the Browns acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars had a forty-seven-yard pick-six. Having the Browns in a commanding lead twenty-six to ten.

But right after the pick-six in Cleveland fashion, giving up a one-hundred-one yard kick return to Isiah Rogers, of the Indianapolis Colt. To put the game back to seventeen to twenty-seven.

But like how we have been doing all year we have been closing games out once it gets close. With Myles Garrett imposing his will on the Colts offensive line, forcing Phillip Rivers to throw an intentional groundings penalty in the endzone, which is safety. Bringing the Browns to a two-possession lead, with the start of the fourth quarter.

The Browns edged it out against the number one defense in the league by many. The Browns will be going to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday.