Yeah, I’m a little late bragging about the Browns total destruction of the Bengals Thursday night, but I don’t care! I’m still riding the wave, though!
I wanted QB Hoyer to play his ass off. While he didn’t exactly tear shit up, he was pretty good. It was pretty damn windy and he completed 15/23 for 198 yards to 5 different receivers. He didn’t throw any TDs BUT he protected the ball and didn’t turn it over.
Hoyer didn’t need to throw TD’s because HOLY SHIT DID YOU SEE THAT RUNNING GAME?
The previous two games, our RBs only ran the ball a combined 48 times for a combined 89 yards. It was quite horrible.
Now I think Browns coach Mike Pettine reads For Shiggles, cause prior to this Cincy game I said:
Run the ball. Run the ball! Dust off RB Isaiah Crowell and run the motherfuckin’ ball! Run it off tackle, because that area around the center/guards is just a clusterfuck right now!
Wouldn’t you know it we got our Crowell sighting Thursday night? Actually 12 of ’em for 41 yards. Ben Tate ran 10 times for 34 yards. Most impressive, however, was Terrance West’ 26 carries for 94 yards! Non of ’em had really flashy yards per carry, all in the 3.4 range, but they were hard fought yards.
It was also a BALANCED rushing attack. Pettine didn’t listen to me about not rushing up the middle or off guard ’cause they did that 17 times. They ran off left tackle and end 14 times; right tackle and end 17 times!
Oh the defense played lights out! Desmond Bryant sacked Dalton two times… in a row! Ha ha!!
LB Craig Robertson picked off a Dalton pass on Cincy’s first drive, Buster Skrine picked him off two other times and ball hawk Tashaun Gipson dropped what would have been his seventh interception this season.
Dalton finished 10/33 for only 86 yards 0 TDs and 3 picks! Ha ha!!
Our Special Teams was pretty good. We still need a punt returner but our coverage team was pretty solid!
So now we’re 6-3 and tied with Pittsburgh for first place in the AFC North! Pittsburgh hasn’t played yet, however, and they’re at the Jets today. Ugh! We need a Jets win to take sole possession of first! Seems improbable, but anything can happen, so here goes:
J-E-T-S…. JETS JETS JETS!
Oh man that made me feel really gay right there!
A win by Tennessee at Baltimore today will also help Cleveland in the AFC North. Another improbability!
Anyway, I’m proud of this Browns team and, like they are, getting more confident every week!