GTC239: Browns Trump Titans

Same3Guys GameTime Cleveland

Summary:

Johnny Manziel finally had a game that we all hoped he had in him and he helped lead the Browns to victory on Sunday. Travis Benjamin had a huge game, too, with 3 TDs, one coming on an electrifying punt return. The Buckeyes struggled to another win and the Indians split their week without gaining ground in the chase for a playoff berth. It’s GameTime!

 

Hosts: Mike KresicTom Kresic

Running Time: 42:26

 

 

1Q: Browns Knock Off the Titans (again)

  • Browns 28, Titans 14
  • Johnny had a good game, at long last
  • His 1st and last passes were TD bombs to Travis Benjamin.
  • Offense was very conservative in between.
  • Travis Benjamin was on receiving end of both TD throws and lit up the crowd with his punt return late in the 1st half.
  • Defense was all over Mariota, but the kid was resilient and led his team back from a big deficit to make things close late in the game.

 

2Q: Browns Have A Lot Of Room To Improve

  • Defense had a great first half, but they let Tennessee control the clock and score twice in the second half. Looked like the same old Browns for a while there.
  • Terrance West didn’t exactly come back to haunt his former team (3 carries for 10 yards, 1 fumble)
  • John DeFillipo’s offense also went super conservative in the game after building the early lead. No imagination on plays.
  • Johnny’s scramble and heave to Benjamin on 3rd down for the TD saved a possible choke job in this one.
  • No sign of Dwayne Bowe, Justin Gilbert, Nate Orchard, Xavier Cooper for another week

 

3Q: Wake Up, Buckeyes!

  • Ohio State 20, N. Illinois 13
  • Ohio State is sleepwalking through their early schedule. For a 2nd consecutive week they did not look like the defending champs but eked out a win against an inferior opponent.
  • Now we may have a QB dilemma on our hands. But it’s not like JT is coming in and lighting it up either.
  • Jones: 4-9, 36 yds, 2 INTs
  • Barrett: 11-19, 97 yds,1 TD, 1 INT
  • Zeke: 23 carries for 108 yds, 0 TD

 

4Q: Indians Splits Aren’t Helping

  • The Indians week went like this: W, L, W, L, W, L, W, L, W
  • They are not exactly catching lightning in a bottle at the right time.
  • Off to Minnesota and KC this week.
  • Indians are trailing Houston by 4 games. Minnesota and LA Angels are 2.5 GB the Astros.
  • Corey Kluber came back from injured list to start against KC but lost 8-4.
  • Josh Tomlin has been one of the pleasant surprises (6-2) since coming off the DL.

 

 

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