- "Rapid Reaction: Dolphins 23, Browns 10" (AFC North Blog) - [VIDEO] - "What it means: New regime, same result. In the first game of the Joe Banner-Rob Chudzinski era, the Browns had a similar look of past teams: a solid defense and a struggling offense, albeit a short-handed one without its No. 1 receiver and a third-string right guard. Cleveland fell to 1-14 in home season openers since rejoining the NFL."
- "Who Is to Blame for Cleveland Browns Poor Offensive Performance in Week 1?" (b/r) - "Critics say Brandon Weeden is not the quarterback of the future in Cleveland. He didn’t do much to deter the naysayers on Sunday. Weeden finished his day 26-53 with 289 yards passing and 1 touchdown. The most glaring stat of the day, however, was his three first-half interceptions."
- "Best effort against the rush in 46 years comes in defeat" (Plain Dealer) - "The Browns have had tremendous difficulty stopping the run since their return to the NFL in 1999."
- "Chudzinski: 'We will learn from this'" (ClevelandBrowns.com) - "The Cleveland Browns dropped their regular-season opener, 23-10, to the Miami Dolphins at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday, but instead of dwelling on the setback, the coaches and players identified positives from the game and shifted the focus to their next opponent, the reigning Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens."
- "After strong start, defense’s flaws exposed against Dolphins; more on Jimmy Haslam investigation; Alex Mack contract talks" (Beacon Journal) - "Through two quarters Sunday, the Browns’ new 3-4 defense looked exactly as fans had hoped it would in defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s first game with the team."
- "Week 1: A strange beginning" (ESPN) - "Roger Goodell puts safety first in the NFL, but opening the season with three safeties was a little bizarre."
- "Grading the sophomore QBs: Russell Wilson is still pretty good" (CBS Sports) - "We spent all of last season following the rookie quarterbacks, because 1) they were poised to represent the future of NFL signalcallers and 2) there were so damn many of them. You probably know about the five big ones."
- "Young QBs exceed expectations in victory and defeat; more Snaps" (SI.com) - "Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of a rather ugly Week 1 in the NFL, otherwise known as Overreaction Sunday."
- "What we learned: 36 takeaways from Week 1" (NFL.com) - "The new season started much like the last season ended. With the young generation quarterbacks stealing the show. Colin Kaepernick barely ran against the Green Bay Packers, but threw for more than 400 yards in an electric performance."