Browns players and fans might want to put a halt to any playoff or even Super Bowl talk for now. Their 2019 season opener was actually much worse than their 2018 opening result.
A favorite coming into their game hosting the Tennessee Titans was a close one for three quarters on Sunday. Although it never really seemed like the Browns could get anything going, still it was a 15-13 game before the fourth quarter happened.
The Titans intercepted Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield three times in the fourth quarter. That lead to a 30-point loss on their turf. Certainly not a good look.
The Browns also looked undisciplined. They had players ejected and had an astounding 18 penalties accepted for 182-yards on them. It doesn’t matter how good your offense plays, most teams that accrue 18 penalties in a game are not going to come out a winner.
Now the Browns head to Monday Night Football against the New York Jets. Hopefully they don’t embarrass themselves again on national television.