Nightmare Saturday Cleveland Browns It was carried over on Sunday. And now, the promising hope of finally snapping Cleveland’s former NFL longest playoff drought is suddenly at stake.
The last drive in Cleveland’s fourth quarter was lacking as follows: Baker Mayfield Failed to sneak the 4th and 1st quarterbacks on the Jets 16-yard line.Browns running back Kareem Hunt He regained the fumble, but was not allowed to advance the ball and returned the ball to New York.
It was Mayfield’s third fumble of the day.
Instead, the Browns may have to defeat the Steelers at the season finale to make the playoffs.If Colts loses 1-14, they can lose Jacksonville JaguarsHowever, they are almost in a winning situation next week.
After a player tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Cleveland had to delay his flight to New Jersey by more than four hours for contact tracing.
Browns initially put starting linebacker BJ Goodson on the Reserve / COVID-19 list.After finishing contact tracing, the team added a wide receiver Jarvis Laundry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-with Jones KhaDarel Hodge After identifying them as high-risk close contacts, Cleveland was on the virus list and no active recipients caught a pass from Mayfield this season.
Due to flight delays, Browns was unable to make a regular Saturday walkthrough.So on Sunday morning they had a parking lot next to the hotel mainly to get the receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley And Derrick Willys, Both call the practice team, and Marvin HallEarlier this month, he claimed an exemption to respond to the first attack.
Then Browns lost the start of the left tackle Jedrick Wills Junior.. Also for pre-match illness.
With so many key players out, Cleveland’s attacks confused most of the game.Cleveland ran back with the courage to stack the boxes in New York and throw them into an unproven receiver for Browns. Nick Chub And Hunt joined to rush just 39 yards with 15 carries. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Browns averages 0.3 yards per pre-contact rush, the shortest distance in the game since 2017.
Still, Cleveland was still delayed by two chances to sneak out of the victory.
With just over three minutes left, Mayfield was dismissed and threw the ball at Jets in Cleveland 17. However, Browns’ defense allowed New York to score a field goal and maintain one match.
On his final drive, Browns moved the ball down the field as New York booted the ball out of bounds for a kick-off penalty.
But Cleveland couldn’t score again. And although alive, it’s not yet in the playoffs.
Describe the game in two words. A complete blunder. All Browns had to do to clinch the first playoff berth since 2002 was to defeat the 1-13 jet, which, even with many starters, missed a big chance. You have done it.
Silver lining: With Colts losing, Browns is now in the seventh seed in the playoffs. They also have a direct confrontation tiebreaker against Colts, who is currently looking out.
Breakdown of QB: Mayfield was highlighted by 53 attempts in the air and needed a big day. The three fumbles and four sack he took cast a shadow over others.
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