The Cleveland Browns defense had one of its better efforts of the season. You could even make a case that it was the best called game by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. On top of that, Jay Cutler didn't have a very good game, finishing with a 66.7 QB rating that included no touchdowns and an interception.
The outcome? A 30-6 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Halloween might have been yesterday, but our offensive players obviously felt like giving a few treats to the defense. The Browns had five turnovers, and here is what each of those turnovers led to:
- Anderson Picked in 1st Quarter: A 29-yard field goal by Robbie Gould
- Anderson Fumbled in 2nd Quarter: A 32-yard field goal by Robbie Gould
- Heiden Fumbled in 3rd Quarter: A 10-yard touchdown run by Matt Forte
- Massaquoi Fumbled in 4th Quarter: Turnover on downs at the 1-yard line
- Anderson Picked in 4th Quarter: Bears' Charles Tillman returns pick for 21-yard touchdown
Those plays resulted in 20 of the Bears 30 points. It's not that our offense is just bad; it's proving to be a liability to our defense. Then, after all five mistakes and weeks of the offense struggling, the Browns decided to throw Brady Quinn into the game. Seriously? The timing is just...ugh.
Credit to the Bears for getting the win, but I don't think I'd be too satisfied as a Bears fan. Against a team clicking on all cylinders, this game would've been a blowout before the end of the third quarter.
With the bye week coming up, we'll have plenty of time to evaluate what needs to change with this team, as well as all of the rumors of the position former Browns QB Bernie Kosar might hold.