The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Browns vs. Lions Recap

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Browns vs. Lions Recap

Nick Pedone
1 year ago
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The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Browns vs. Lions Recap

The Browns snuck out a 13-10 win on their home field against the winless Detroit Lions.

Let's take a look at what happened.

The Good: More Than Just A Win

The Browns pulled out a desperate victory on a Sunday where the Ravens won without Lamar Jackson and the Bengals beat a solid Raiders team.

It wasn't pretty, the weather sucked, but the Browns found a way to stay alive in the AFC North.

Nick Chubb is simply one of the best at his position and the Browns are already reaping the benefits of extending Wyatt Teller. Mix that with clutch plays from Denzel Ward and Malcom Smith defensively, and the Browns did what they needed to do to beat a winless football team.

Despite the win, the Browns have just a 33 percent chance to make the playoffs, according to ESPN FPI. This number will spike if the Browns are able to dethrone Baltimore on Sunday Night Football this week.

The Bad: The Offense

Outside of Nick Chubb and the run game, there's no secret that this offense is incredibly overrated.

Jarvis Landry played hero early, taking a broken wild cat play to the house for a touchdown. Then, Baker Mayfield found Chubb wide open. That was it.

The Browns have scored more than 17 points just once since October 10, when they beat the Cincinnati Bengals on the road. In the last six games combined, the Browns have scored just seven points in the fourth quarter.

This offense has a lot going wrong recently, and a big chunk of the blame falls on the injured shoulders of Baker Mayfield. So...

The Ugly: The State of the Organization

I can't sit here and blame Mayfield for wanting to suit up for an NFL game at home.

He believes this is his team and his city. At times, his heart is bigger than his brain. He's not going to sit down. It's just not who he is.

But who is actually making the decision to play Mayfield? Stefanski didn't have a clear answer for that postgame.

At some point, it feels like the boss needs to be the boss and intervene. A torn labrum, a fractured humerous, a banged up knee, foot and heel led to another dreadful game from Mayfield.

And then the boo birds chimed in.

Mayfield quickly walked off the field after the victory and refused to speak with the media, something that could result in a fine.

The Browns need better QB play and they need better coaching if they're going to beat the Ravens in Baltimore in just seven days.

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