It’s always easier to stomach a bad game when it ends as a win for your team.
The Cleveland Browns fought off and survived what was a banner effort from the Colts in Indianapolis.
But Jim Schwartz has plenty to work through after his defense gave up 450 yards and 38 points.
And Greg Newsome II says he and his teammates are ready to “correct and move on.”
Wasn’t pretty but Great Win! Time to correct and move on to the next!
— Greg Newsome II (@gnewsii) October 22, 2023
Cleveland travels to Seattle in Week 8, one of the most difficult places for visiting teams to play.
Seattle is another team that looks beatable, especially if the Browns defense regains its swagger.
But they are 4-1 since their season-opening upset at the hands of the Rams.
Schwartz and Newsome know they’ll need a better effort than we saw in Indy.
Cleveland cut down the San Francisco 49ers a week after the Niners destroyed the playoff-contending Cowboys.
And likewise, Indianapolis took it to the “best defense in the world” the very next week.
Jonathan Taylor looks like Jonathan Taylor again, slicing through for big gains.
But it was the huge effort from Gardner Minshew that stunned the Browns defense.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 22, 2023
Unfortunately for Minshew, his 300-plus yards passing and two touchdown runs went for naught.
Despite the overall statistics, the Browns defense came up big at times, netting four turnovers and four sacks.
Teammates fed off of Myles Garrett’s huge day, which included two strip sacks that led to touchdowns.
And they’re motivated to watch the video and correct what they can before next week.