Biggest Flaw in the Cleveland Browns Defense

Plenty has been written about the outlier statistics, the swagger brought by new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, and, of course, the unit’s overwhelming talent. 

Despite allowing 38 points, the defense made the difference when backup PJ Walker seemingly could get nothing going. 

It scored a touchdown, blocked a field goal, and consistently put kicker Dustin Hopkins in position to put points on the board. 

It was one thing when the Baltimore Ravens ran all over the Browns defense back in Week 4. The team started green quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson  

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the other reason to discount Baltimore’s success against the Browns defense comes from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is, himself, a great statistical outlier in the NFL.  

Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Garnder Minshew is not Lamar Jackson (no one is). Yet, his statistics against the Browns defense are remarkably similar.

Minshew’s statistical day actually would’ve been better than Jackson’s, if not for two big-time plays by Browns defensive stars Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward.

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