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Week Eight: Browns vs Ravens Open Thread

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Brandon Weeden nearly beat the Ravens in Baltimore. That happened. It was a horrible game to watch and sure, Baltimore’s one-point lead felt like 50. But the Browns only lost 14-6.

Jason Campbell took some snaps in the game and… it wasn’t pretty.

That game feels like a life time ago. Josh Gordon had yet to play a down, Trent Richardson was still with the Browns and Brian Hoyer hadn’t won, and then broken, our hearts.

This game should be different. The Browns are at home, they should get at least passable (or maybe just non-hideous?) quarterback play and the Ravens will actually have to game plan for a Browns offensive weapon. This is a winnable game for the Brownies.

Hope, I haz it.

Here’s a look back on the Browns coverage from WFNY:

Rick killed it this past week, wondering which Browns team will show up on Sunday, how the Browns need to avoid penalties and he gives them his midseason report card. TD asked what would Banner do? Scott took a look at ACL injuries and what to expect from Travis Benjamin and Brian Hoyer. And Craig broke down the Browns’ loss the Chiefs and talked to Scott Raab about the loss in KC.

This is your Week 8 open thread.

Go Browns!

 

  • saggy

    if a tree falls in the woods…..

  • FearTheRoo

    Kick the field goal!

  • Harv 21

    who are these receivers?

    Some nice moments on that drive by the vet QB. OK, defense, your move. What’s it gonna be today – big talk or big plays?

  • C-Bus Kevin

    Like the aggressive call on 4th down. Tell me Weeden even attempts that throw. My Dad just put it best…

    “If Weeden’s in there, he probably fumbles it for a touchdown the other way.”

  • Harv 21

    pretty sure the only way our dbs can intercept a pass is if they are standing all alone somewhere and the pass is gently placed in both hands.

  • Harv 21

    and like a bad penny, with similar hair color …

  • FearTheRoo

    Cleveland QB’s…play decent, get injured

  • gbac16

    Our “Best Football Fans in America” are really a disgrace. Booing Weeden (who, by every metric, sucks terribly) is never going to help our team win.

  • Harv 21

    Maybe Greg Little can solve the hands problem every now and then. But stupid is forever.

  • MrCleaveland

    That legendary Greg Little self-discipline.

  • FearTheRoo

    Let’s see how they blow this game

  • Harv 21

    must say, though, that Little’s block let Bess get in the end zone. If that cerebellum could just reach minimum function …

  • FearTheRoo

    Defense needs to pick up McGahee after the fumble. Could be a turning point of the game

  • saggy

    I’m ok with it against the RatBirds. Fierce rival, nothing to lose, don’t back down.

    If the Browns were 6-1 I wouldn’t feel the same. hopefully, he wouldn’t either.

  • Harv 21

    Campbell is uncharacteristically off on his short passes, not leading his receivers. Wonder if those ribs are affecting his motion.

  • Harv 21

    interception? INTERCEPTION!!!

  • Harv 21

    huge defensive breakdowns at a crucial time. Man, learn how to finish the quarter.

  • FearTheRoo

    Inability to finish has been a trademark of the Browns for way too long. We led the Ravens at halftime and went on to lose. Hopefully this isn’t a repeat. But I have a feeling it is.

  • saggy

    Touchdown Ravens.
    Ladies and gentlemen (and mgbode): your Cleveland Browns.

  • MrCleaveland

    We have a chance to pick up a game on everybody in the division today. C’mon, Brownies, let’s get ‘er done.

  • C-Bus Kevin

    You know what I love? Watching Craig Robertson get beaten to the edge by Joe Flacco. He is just too slow.

  • whatever

    Not if the Steelers beat the Pats. Which looks very likely now

  • saggy

    PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!

  • FearTheRoo

    My excitement about the Browns has been offset after seeing the Steelers-Patriots score. Wake up New England!!

  • Harv 21

    I really need Jason Campbell to stay healthy. Because I cannot watch Weeden trot in here again.

    Also, maybe we need to have the dee play straight up for a while. Flacco is stepping right up and beating a lot of these blitzes.

  • Harv 21

    besides the punter the special teams have not been special. That Ravens fumble was self-inflicted and we seem to be giving up hunks of return yardage today. And why did Bess fair catch at the 8?

  • Harv 21

    And now the Browns face the sins of not sustaining an offensive drive all half. The defense looks gassed with 12:00 to play.

    Uh oh.

  • MrCleaveland

    whatever

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Looking less likely now… we’re good.