The Browns sit at third after another tough AFC North loss last week
Cleveland hits their early bye week now after a tough loss at home against a division rival. The Baltimore Ravens came to town and faced the Browns without their starting quarterback, Deshaun Watson. Despite them without their star quarterback, many thought that rookie signal caller Dorian Thompson-Robinson would be able to translate his preseason success.
That would not be the case as Cleveland was not able to produce more than three points. Thompson-Robinson only threw for 121 yards and added three interceptions to his resume. It was an ugly day at the office for the fifth-round pick in this past draft. Perhaps the worst thing was the domination that Baltimore showed throughout the contest.
Everything was working against the Browns in this one and they showed little fight. It cost them another early AFC North matchup that could come back to haunt them if they can stay in the heart of the playoff race towards the end of the season. First, it was a tough loss to the Steelers, then it was a blowout loss at home against the Ravens.
They need Watson to return after their bye week and perform to the ability that lives up to his contract. Their season will rely on him heavily with Nick Chubb now out of the lineup for the season. It is going to be an uphill battle for Cleveland to make some noise. They will compete in games, but a tough loss against the Ravens will force them to reset.