Who needs Andre Johnson when you have two running backs who can run for 100+ in any given game. In fact, Arian Foster and Ben Tate both did it this Sunday. Both added a score, which proved too much for Cleveland. Schaub had an underwhelming game, passing for just 119 yards and an INT. The Brown’s D has excelled against the pass, now leading the league in pass defense. However, the run has been the complete opposite. After the Texans field day, the Browns now own the 30th ranked run defense.
The absence of Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty certainly did not do much to help the offense. This team can not rely on Chris Ogbonnaya to do much of anything. Hopefully one of the two come back soon to avoid me struggling to spell his name again. It won’t be this week however, both have been ruled out. Don’t be surprised if a veteran is signed sometime this week. Colt McCoy couldn’t muster much either, only adding a late TD in the 4th quarter with the game out of hand.
The Browns will face off against the Rams next week, who come into Cleveland with just one win on the season. With the rush defense exploited last week, expect a huge workload from Steven Jackson who is coming off back to back huge games. The Rams actually have a worse rushing defense than the Browns, but it won’t be easy to rush without a truly capable running back. Expect a low scoring game.