An offensive juggernaut.
The Cleveland Browns and the Buffalo Bills didn't put on a spectacle on ESPN, with the game being tied at 3-3 into the fourth quarter of play. QB Tyrod Taylor showed some positives for the Bills, but it ultimately just netted a field goal. For the Browns, QB Josh McCown had probably his worst day of the offseason, going 7-of-10 for 57 yards with 3 sacks and 2 interceptions.
QB Johnny Manziel took over in the second half but did not have productive drives until the fourth quarter when he found WR Darius Jennings for 37 yards on a rollout. Two plays later, he found WR Shane Wynn in the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown, giving the Browns a 10-3 lead.
That's how it stayed until the final two minutes of the game, as the Browns' defense was about to stop the Bills at the goal line to end the game. However, on 4th-and-goal from the 14 yard line, QB E.J. Manuel found WR Andre Davis for a touchdown. The Bills went for two and converted to take an 11-10 lead. Manziel then had an opportunity to lead a two-minute drill, but WR Vince Mayle's down night continued as he dropped a pass on fourth down that could have set up a game-winning field goal attempt.
Quick Hitter Observations
- This Bills defensive front killed us last year, and they killed us in the preseason this year. With or without C Alex Mack, they are a bad match-up for us.
- RB Terrance West got the start and had 11 carries for 42 yards (3.8 YPC). RB Isaiah Crowell had 5 carries for 14 yards (2.8 YPC). Babysteps -- remember that this was a tough group to run against.
- OLB Paul Kruger was an animal while he was in the game and rookie DT Xavier Cooper had two sacks, giving him three in two games.
- Special teams delivered at a high level for the second week in a row.
We'll have some post-game analysis over the next couple of days at DBN, so keep checking back in. What did you think of the second game, Browns fans?