Browns lose again….all hope not lost

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The Cleveland Browns racked up another loss against the Detroit Lions Sunday, 38-24 falling to 0-9 on the season.

The burning question that has been on everyone’s mind has been the quarterback. DeShone Kizer played an aggressive and accurate game. Kizer threw for one and ran in a touchdown which was arguably his best game of the season. Then, he was injured on a hard hit which left him out of the game with a questionable rib injury.

Before the injury, Kizer completed 15 of 24 attempts for 178 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. Kizer’s quarterback rating was 99.0
He ran for a total of 57 yards and a touchdown.

Kizer did have a pick at the end of the game in the end zone which was a desperate attempt to make a play happen.

“I thought DeShone played probably the best game he’s played,” Jackson said.
“I saw a guy who was competing and playing quarterback. He was firing up the offense, the defense and the special teams. The lessons and conversations that we’ve had, they’re catching on. I saw a better version of him today. I see a guy who’s starting to get it, and that’s huge. There’s a method to my madness. He’s getting there. That’s what I look for. That’s all you can ask for, and I’m seeing the results of his work.”

The Browns had an opportunity to score before the end of the half with a quarterback sneak play call which ended with no points on the board, leaving many to question Jackson’s play calling. “It’s on me. I’m mad at myself,” Jackson said. “It doesn’t matter (if Kizer audibled or not). To go around and around about it, I’m not going to do that…It’s on me. I’m taking the fall for everything.”

The Browns came back in the third quarter with back-to-back touchdowns to take a 24-17 lead. With 2:23 left in the third quarter the Browns seemed to be in control. Then came the Seth DeValve fumble which seemed to deflate the momentum of the team.

Jamie Collins was also lost at the beginning and left a hole on the defensive side of the ball.

Going forward fans have to look forward to the return of Corey Coleman next week and Josh Gordon on December third versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Kizer’s great game partnered with the improved offensive playmakers give Cleveland faithful hope. With an improved offense and hopefully a reduction of penalties next week the Browns look to gain their first win.

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My name is Catherine Dahl. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Ashland University and my master’s degree from Bowling Green State University with a focus on curriculum and instruction. I am a fourth-grade teacher as well as the Browns beat writer. I have been a Browns fan my whole life as well as loving the Cleveland sports teams. I have three children and a granddaughter. I look forward to watching Cleveland sports as it brings the family together.