Phil Dawson had another big game for the Browns with two of his three field goals being over 50 yards. The story of the game for the Browns was the running game with 40 rushing attempts in the game for 117 yards.
The new rules with the CBA have limited the amount of padded practice which make it hard for coaches to evaluate the offensive line and the running game. Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress gave themselves a lot game tape to make a good evaluation of where the offense is at the line of scrimmage.
The defense, once again, got to look at the future with young players subbing for Scott Fujita, D'Qwell Jackson, Dimitri Patterson, Chris Gocong, Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin. The 2012 draft class made impact plays in the game with John Hughes coming up with a tackle for a loss to Trevin Wade with pass defense playing the nickle for Dimitri Patterson.
Last but not least, Brandon Weeden didn't have outstanding numbers, but he, again, displayed incredible ball placement on his passes. Weeden will need to work on reading his route progression as he struggled if the first route in the progression was covered.