Cleveland Browns (1-1) fall back from first to third after week two's loss
Everyone and their mother were praising the Cleveland Browns after their week one beatdown against the Cincinnati Bengals. Although the score looked dominant on the surface, the underlying numbers were still concerning for the Browns. Not many teams will play as bad as the Bengals did in that game, and that started to show this past week.
The Steelers were terrible on offense and both sides showed sloppiness overall. The defense of Pittsburgh was too dominant in terms of pass rush and causing turnovers for Cleveland to have a chance to recover. In actuality, the Browns should have won the game if they were safe with the football and ran more than put the game in Deshaun Watson's hands.
They took a step back this past week under the lights on Monday. They will try and turn things around quickly as they get ready to take on the Tennessee Titans at home. Nick Chubb is out for the year after a horrific knee injury that he suffered against the Steelers. Week three's contest is a winnable game for the Browns if they play smart.
It is all going to come down to who can establish the run throughout the game and play mistake free football. Both sides are going to try and make things happen with their backs, even though Cleveland seems to be focusing on incorporating Watson more. They will need to rely on their backup backs to lead them to victory for the remainder of the schedule.