The Cleveland Browns front office made it a focal point of upgrading the offensive line this offseason.
One of their biggest weakness last season was the lack of protection for quarterback Baker Mayfield.
However, Mayfield has not been having the same problem this season.
After Week 2, Pro Football Focus gave the Browns offensive line some of the top grades throughout the NFL.
There was more of the same after the Week 3 victory over the Washington Football Team.
— Sam Penix (@Sam_Penix) September 22, 2020
After Sunday’s win, three of the top four top graded Browns players were on the offensive line.
The spectacular play by the Browns offensive line is a huge reason why the team is winning this season.
Browns Dominating On O-Line
Mayfield played fairly well against Washington and a lot of the praise goes to his offensive line.
Although, tackle Jack Conklin (73.2) and receiver Jarvis Landry (73.0) deserve some love as well for their performances on Sunday.
The Browns were able to pull off the victory over Washington largely due to the play of the offensive line.
They were giving Mayfield enough time in the pocket to find open receivers.
The offensive line was also opening up huge running lanes all game long.
Nick Chubb rushed 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
Washington had no answers for the Browns running game and the offensive line has been making it easy for Chubb to run all over defenses.
Hopefully, this type of play continues against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4.
The offensive line shined brightly on Sunday, but the defense deserves credit as well.
Pass rusher Myles Garrett finished with an overall score of 91.0, which is the highest of all PFF scores from Week 3.
He also earned a 91.4 pass-rushing grade with four tackles and two sacks during the win over Washington.
Linebacker B.J. Goodson played fantastic earning himself a 84.4 overall grade in this one.
It was his best game in a Browns uniform, so hopefully that kind of plays continues.
Sadly, most of the other Browns defenders did not grade well during Sunday’s game, according to PFF.
They will get a chance to rebound against the Cowboys next week.
Hopefully, the Browns offensive line will be able to hold up and get Cleveland another win.