The Cleveland Browns dropped their Week 11 game to the Buffalo Bills.
The final score was 31-23.
On a positive note, it is always good to have Browns’ ace radio announcer Jim Donovan back in the booth after missing last week’s game while suffering from COVID-19.
I listen to @Browns radio every game. @NathanZegura and Jim Donovan are the best duo out there. Informative, passionate, clever. passionate, funny, seamless. They are the best part of following the Browns…. It isn’t the winning football #toughseason
— John Widhalm (@widim5) November 20, 2022
Both Donovan and Nathan Zegura are studs for the Browns week in and week out, win or lose.
In a slight deviation from the usual studs and duds players we normally designate, we will be talking about specific game situations that turned out to be studs and duds.
Stud: Browns Opening Drive
For the second straight week, the Browns opened the game on a positive note.
They converted key third down plays that resulted in a touchdown pass from Jacoby Brissett to Amari Cooper.
Touchdown 1️⃣ today… 🔥
What a TD catch from Amari Cooper on 3rd down! WOW! 🤯 #CLEvsBUF x #Browns pic.twitter.com/OKHztJn1Iq
— BROWNS OR DIE 💀 (@BrownsorDie) November 20, 2022
That was the last touchdown they would score until 4:11 left in the game.
Stud: DPJ’s Touchdown Catch
The Browns rallied late, and Donovan Peoples-Jones finally got his first touchdown catch of the season in the closing seconds of the game.
Cass Tech and Michigan alum Donovan Peoples-Jones makes this impressive catch as he scores a touchdown in his hometown! pic.twitter.com/jqhklnWf2j
— Alexander Johnson (@AJohnsonSports) November 20, 2022
He is a Detroit native so having that happen at home had to be bittersweet, a successful moment in the midst of a losing effort.
Dud: York’s Blocked Field Goal
It was not the difference maker in the game, but Cade York has missed far too many field goals this season.
He is 16-21 on field goal conversions on the season, and this blocked field goal did not help his or the Browns’ cause.
That was something. Cade York gets blocked again, this time on a 34-yard field goal try. Third time he's been blocked in four games. Special teams for the #Browns have been shaky at best.
— Chris Easterling (@ceasterlingABJ) November 20, 2022
Dud: Brissett’s Fumble
We can talk about what Jacoby Brissett did well, and there were many things, but the dud of the day was the sole turnover, a fumble by Brissett.
This occurred when the Bills’ offense was struggling in the first half, and the Browns were leading the game 10-3.
Since Jacoby Brissett’s fumble it’s 22-3 #Bills, with first downs 17 to 6, and yards 271 to 86.
— Greg Vorse TV (@GregVorse) November 20, 2022
Recovering the fumble seemed to invigorate the Bills’ offense, and the rest was history.
Tim Zifzal says
Jimmy and Nathan are truly the best in the business! This season obviously has not gone the way any of us wanted. Jacoby Brissett has given us everything he has and beyond. I hope he is a Brown for the rest of his career. But when we get our franchise QB several games this season. And look forward to seeing Deshaun Watson thru next summers training camp, preseason games, And thru the 2023 campaign. This team will be the AFC North champions. Coach Stefanski will and the remaining assistant coaches will look a lot better to the fans that are not happy this season. Let’s keep the faith! GO BROWNS!!