Another Sunday down, another painful and frustrating loss for the Browns.
Cleveland lost another heart-breaker, once again playing winning football in the first half and then unraveling on the b-side. While the game was really closer than the 20-10 final score would indicate, the Browns once again squandered an early lead and the Cleveland faithful went home disappointed.
But despite the multiple mangled quarterbacks, a gimpy and for the first time this season, largely ineffective Peyton Hillis, and the worst game of Joe Thomas' career, the Browns still finished Sunday's contest with something to be proud of: their solid and much improved efforts on defense.
There were still some hiccups and their performance was far from perfect, but the Browns' defense turned in a commendable effort on the whole.
Following are ten observations on the performance of the Browns' D in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.