Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
WINNER: Josh Gordon. Just because it’s obvious doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be brought up. Seven catches for 151 yards and a TD. It was Gordon’s seventh 100 yard receiving game of the year. He set an NFL record for receiving yards in a four game span with 774. He is the first Browns WR ever with four straight games over 100 yards. Oh, he also led the team in rushing yards today with 34 on one carry. McGahee had 14 carries for 33 yards.
WINNER: Jordan Cameron. Cameron was due for a big day, and he came through with nine catches for 121 yards and a touchdown.
WINNER: Jason Campbell. Big time performance by Campbell. Even though Cameron and Gordon had big days, Campbell distributed the ball to nine different receivers. He threw for 391 yards and didn’t turn the ball over. He also extended some drives with his legs. Don’t mistake this ‘good game’ as an endorsement of Campbell for a spot next year. Just recognizing a good performance.
LOSER: Common sense. When fans can’t see a routine pass play unfold and not know if there was interference, if it was an actual catch, or whether the tackle was ‘clean’ or not then there are problems. That’s where we are at with the NFL right now.
WINNER: Paul Kruger. Under some scrutiny the past couple of weeks, Kruger had a good game against New England recording a pair of sacks and a forced fumble.
LOSER: Pass defense. There were some bad calls yes, but the Browns surrendered over 300 yards passing in the second half.
LOSER: Special Teams. Everything is irrelevant if they recover the onside kick.