The Cleveland Browns dropped to 2-2 on the season with a 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
If told before the season, most fans would have been in disbelief that the Browns would have losses to the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons after four weeks of football.
Here are the fans’ reactions to Sunday’s game.
Disappointment And Disbelief
Many emotions were vented on social media.
The most notable emotions were disappointment and disbelief.
Cleveland Brad says the Browns should be 4-0.
“They haven’t WON a game yet. They lost two and didn’t lose two. Coaches look great for 3 quarters.”
The #Browns should be 4-0. They are 2-2. They haven’t WON a game yet. They lost two and and didn’t lose two. Coaches look great for 3 quarters.
— Cleveland Brad (@MeehanBrad) October 2, 2022
The #Browns got through the ‘easy’ portion of their schedule and are only 2-2. It is about to get really ugly.
— Just a Thought (@Newideas2013) October 2, 2022
Another fan pointed out that this four-game portion of the schedule was supposed to be “easy”.
There are more challenging opponents coming up, beginning in Week 5 with the 2-2 Los Angeles Chargers.
Questionable Play Calling
Some wondered why Coach Stefanski did not opt to at least put three points in the first quarter in a fourth-down situation.
@ESPNCleveland @923TheFan Stefanski’s fault going for it or Brissett giving no one a chance throwing it out the end zone? And look at how open CHUBB and Bryant were standing right in front of him. Chubb is waving! #browns pic.twitter.com/938cUHVoXi
— The Whine & Gold (@WhineandGold17) October 2, 2022
What is it going to take for stefanski to understand in critical situations that he has to quit listening to analytics every time in his head set?? To take the next step to become great head coach he needs to change that! @ESPNCleveland @egoldie80 #Browns @HammerNation19
— Trucker419 (@Trucker4191) October 2, 2022
— JustRunWitit (@WititRun) October 2, 2022
Still Better Without Baker
The only solace fans had on Sunday is that the Browns, despite the disappointing loss, are better off without Baker Mayfield as their starting quarterback.
Mayfield’s Panthers dropped to 1-3 on the season with a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
No matter how the #Browns do this season, they were correct in moving on from Baker Mayfield.
— James Lamanna (@jameslamanna) October 2, 2022
Watching Baker this afternoon, I’m glad the #browns decided to go all in on Watson. Baker just isn’t the guy. Brissett has played well enough to the point where we should be 3-1. Oh well, we still have a brighter future now than we would have with Mayfield.
— Ken Emling (@kennyem2468) October 2, 2022
Hey, #Browns fans. It could be a lot worse.
Baker Mayfield could still be our QB.
— Grant Puskar (@grant_puskar_) October 2, 2022
Batted pass, interception, throws his shoulder into trying to make a tackle. Baker Mayfield. I hope this brings some clarity to any of those still on the fence about the move we made. #Browns https://t.co/3TViu3tKbG
— 4-Orange🍊 (@land_browns) October 2, 2022
Ravens And Steelers Lost Too
The AFC North is headed into Week 5 with three of the four teams locked at 2-2.
The Steelers are 1-3.
The Bengals are the only AFC North team to win in Week 4.
— Deandre Santana (@SantanaDeandre3) October 2, 2022
All of the Sunday AFC North games were very close.
— Tom Potterfield (@PotterfieldTom) October 2, 2022
It is very early, but a prediction by Mike #D4L could likely come true.
“The AFC North title will come down [to] the last week…watch.”
— Mike 🇺🇸 #D4L (@BestBarknCtown) October 2, 2022
— Jason Wilcoxon (@Wilcoxjd45209) October 2, 2022
The defending AFC Champion Bengals are overcoming a slow start and seem to be on the rise.
The Browns, Ravens, and Steelers should watch out.