The Cleveland Browns, in front of their own fans looked over matched, overwhelmed, and uninspired as they suffered their worst defeat of the year at the hands of the division rival Bengals. QB Austin Davis made his first start at for the Browns and didn't do too bad completing 25 of 37 passes for 231 yards with one interception. Davis started the game without WR's Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel and in the first half lost two more, Travis Benjamin and Marlon Moore. Let's not forget Dwayne Bowe and Terrell Pryor were "healthy scratches" as well. This was another game in which the offensive line was completely over matched. The Bengals defense only sacked Davis three times, but he was under pressure on basically every pass attempt. The Browns top receiver was Brian Hartline who had 83 yards on 8 receptions, and running back Isaiah Crowell led the team in rushing with 62 yards on 11 attempts.
My fellow TripleThreatCle.com writer normally gives out a player of the game. The score was 37-3. This award goes out to all of us, the die hard, crazy, stupid, committed, Browns fans who watch this crap every week. I know at some point in this game we said we were done, but I'm pretty sure I'll see you all next week.
Next week: The San Franciso 49'ers visit FirstEnergy Stadium led by the rejuvenated QB Blaine Gabbert.