If Browns followers have seen it as soon as, they’ve seen it one million occasions: Their crew walked into Heinz Area and received stomped.
After watching the Browns leap out to a 4-1 begin for the primary time since 1994, it felt like this is likely to be lastly be the yr the place Cleveland was capable of finish its 16-year run of distress in Pittsburgh, however as a substitute, the Browns went full Browns in a 38-7 blowout loss to the Steelers which may even have been worse than the rating signifies, if that is even doable.
This sport felt like a mismatch virtually as quickly because it started and that is principally as a result of the Browns had been beginning a hobbled quarterback in Baker Mayfield, who was questionable for the sport after spending all the week in follow coping with a rib harm. As quickly because the Browns offense stepped on the sphere for the primary time, it appeared fairly clear that Mayfield wasn’t going to have any probability towards a Steelers protection that smelled blood within the water.
On Cleveland’s first offensive possession, Mayfield threw a pick-six to Minkah Fitzpatrick and at that time, the route was on.
The Browns quarterback by no means appeared like he was capable of get comfy whereas going up towards a Steelers protection that had him operating for his life for practically three full quarters earlier than he was lastly benched in favor of Case Keenum. By the point he was despatched to the bench, Mayfield had been sacked 4 occasions whereas additionally throwing two picks. Throughout his time on the sphere, he was solely capable of full 10 of 19 passes for 119 yards.
Heinz Area has been a “Home of Horrors” for the Cleveland Browns for a lot of the previous 20 years. Since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Browns at the moment are simply 1-20 in Pittsburgh, together with this loss. The Browns have not gained a sport at Heinz Area since 2003 they usually’ve by no means crushed Mike Tomlin within the Steelers’ stadium (0-17).
This sport was alleged to be an opportunity for the Browns to make an announcement, however as a substitute, it felt extra just like the Steelers reminding us why the Steelers are the Steelers and the Browns are the Browns. As Tomlin likes to say, “The usual is the usual,” and the Browns simply aren’t enjoying as much as the usual but.
Alright, let’s get to the grades for each sport from Week 6 that is been performed to this point.
Pittsburgh 38-7 over Cleveland
Browns-Steelers grades by Josh Edwards (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Indianapolis 31-27 over Cincinnati
Tennessee 42-36 over Houston
Atlanta 40-23 over Minnesota
Detroit 34-16 over Jacksonville
Denver 18-12 over New England
Broncos-Patriots grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Baltimore 30-28 over Philadelphia
Ravens-Eagles grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Chicago 23-16 over Carolina
Bears-Panthers grades by Patrik Walker (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
N.Y. Giants 20-19 over Washington
WFT-Giants grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)
Miami 24-0 over N.Y. Jets
Jets-Dolphins grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)