It is never fun handing out grades when a team is thoroughly outplayed like the Cleveland Browns were by the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. The only phase of the team that was competitive at all was the defense.
Each week, whether a team wins or loses, the coaches go over game film to see what went right and what went wrong. This week, the Browns will be watching film of things that went horribly wrong on offense and special teams.
It was a disappointing effort, but the Browns can’t lick their wounds for long. The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming to town next week, and the Browns are still in the playoff race.
If they want to stay in that race, they are going to need to improve on the grades from this week.
As always, weekly grades are handed out based on how much a player impacted the game, if he won his individual battle, whether he was a positive contributor, and if he could have performed better.
Let’s see how they did.