WINNER: The linebackers. Hey, I’ll be the first to stand up and applaud this group, mostly because I thought this was going to be a disaster. Think about this- Robertson, Maiava, Jackson and Maiava combined for 21 tackles, 3 interceptions, a sack and 3 tackles for a loss. Oh, and the Browns only touchdown. In addition, they played the screen game beautifully. Yes, I’m aware that had Fort caught the ball in the end zone, the Browns would have won. But they never would have been in a position to win without Fort and the LB play. Very impressed with what this group did. Cannot overstate this. Like. I would give a gameball to all 4 of them. Ok. Moving on.
LOSER: Brandon Weeden. I mean, how can you not? We knew he would make rookie mistakes this year, but man was that ugly. Did anyone have any doubt that last Browns possession was going to end badly? Yikes. Historic bad start.
LOSER: Greg Little. The incredible disappearing Little act continued from the preseason. Four times he was targeted, and zero receptions. Plus the ball he should have caught for a TD of darn close to it that he let get away from him for an interception. In all of the scenarios that have the Browns offense working this year, Little takes a step forward from last year. Not seeing it in practice, in the preseason games, or on Sunday.
Alright, I’ll leave the rest up to you. Who were your winners and losers from week 1?