*The above video shows Myles Garrett recently having fun with his unique Halloween display
Deshaun Watson started against the Cardinals after missing last week’s game with an injured shoulder that has hampered him for the last month.
Both defenses played stingy in the 1st quarter which ended 0-0.
Dustin Hopkins nails a 30-yard field goal to give the Browns a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter.
Denzel Ward comes up with an interception only two minutes into the 2nd quarter giving the Browns the ball in Arizona territory.
Browns take a 10-0 zero when Deshaun Watson throws an 11-yard TD pass to Amari Cooper who made a nice catch in tight coverage.
Hopkins connects on a 45-yard-field goal to give the Browns a 13-0 lead at the half.
In the third quarter, it remained scoreless through nine minutes, but finally David Njoku was able to catch the ball in the end zone, and then Hopkins came in to do what he does best, get those extra points. The score then moved to 20-0.
Prior to the touchdown, LT Jedrick Wills Jr. was taken off the field with an injury to the knee.
In the fourth quarter, Hopkins showed that he was capable of missing the uprights when he tried to make a field goal.
Kareem Hunt helped move up the score even more, after a beautiful throw by Watson to Amari Cooper get them near the end zone. The score became 27-0, with Hopkins getting back into kicking action.
P.J. Walker was eventually brought in as quarterback for the Browns and they ended up shutting out the Cardinals by the end of the game.
See moments from the game below:
The Browns come into Sunday’s game having won two of their last three games. Those games were exciting and nail-biters considering they all were decided by only four points or under.
The Browns’ defense was one of the best in the league until last Sunday’s 24-20 loss to Seattle when Cleveland gave up plenty of yardage in the red zone. The defense needs to play more physical especially when teams get inside Cleveland’s 20-yard line, coaches said.
“We have to do a better job of stopping the run. I think that’s probably the biggest thing,” Browns Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz said.
The Browns’ offensive line is improving in benefiting the Browns’ running backs, according to Left Guard Joe Bitonio.
“Last two games we ran the ball pretty well and we’re trying to keep building on that,” Bitonio said. “Our offensive line’s back and obviously Jack (Conklin) is still not the offensive line, but the guys that have been starting are back and working together so it’s been good.”
Conklin is still dealing with an injury.
Browns running back Kareem Hunt aired his frustration after the Seattle game for not getting the ball in the 4th quarter last Sunday. He said Stefanski talked with him about that.
“No hard feelings. We both want to win,” Hunt said.
Hunt said he didn’t know the reason why he didn’t get the ball in the 4th quarter.
“Yeah. I don’t really know why, but we’re moving on. We’re ready to find a way to win this game,” Hunt said.
#0 CB Greg Newsome II
#17 QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson (3QB)
#18 WR David Bell
#62 DT Siaki Ika
#69 T Leroy Watson
#91 DE Alex Wright