CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video features analysis from Jim Donovan and Jay Crawford about the Browns-Ravens from What's New.
With the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens in primetime on Sunday Night Football, there are a lot of questions surrounding who’s to blame for the team’s dwindling playoff chances.
Every Monday, we offer you a segment called "3 Things About the Browns," a spinoff of Stephanie Haney's popular "3 Things to Know" podcast. Each week, Stephanie sits down with "Voice of the Browns" and 3News sports anchor Jim Donovan to discuss the top topics surrounding the team, as well as preview what comes next.
Here's what they talked about after Week 12:
It’s déjà vu with Kareem Hunt Sr. calling out quarterback Baker Mayfield’s performance, much like Odell Beckham Sr. did less than a month ago. And it’s more déjà vu with the same question again: Is Mayfield hurting the team with his toughness by continuing to play hurt?
Where was the running game?
The Cleveland Browns seemingly abandoned their top weapon in the running game with Nick Chubb. Can it be so simple as stopping the run game means a win over the Browns, or were there ways that Cleveland could have gotten the ball to their best player?
Too many mistakes
Penalties continue to plague the Browns. How does a professional NFL team end up with too many men on the field, especially at such a critical point in the game?
Myles and Lamar
Defensively, Myles Garrett had a great performance with another sack against Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, tying the Browns’ single season record for 14 sacks and doing it in just 12 games, but how should fans feel about Garrett congratulating Jackson on an incredible play in the middle of the game?
Finally, with the Browns at .500 for the season with a 6-6 record, is being last in the AFC North deceiving and is this the right time for Cleveland to take its bye week and retool for the rest of the 2021 campaign?
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