CLEVELAND — For the second week in a row, the Browns defense rode to the rescue to assist a sputtering offense. Cleveland held the high-powered Vikings offense to just a touchdown in a 14-7 victory. The Browns are now 3-1 on the season.
Welcome to "The 5th Quarter," your Monday recap of the Cleveland Browns hosted by Jay Crawford and Dave 'Dino' DeNatale.
Jay and Dino break down the game in the following show segments:
OPENING DRIVE: Quick reaction to the Browns win. What things stood out the most? Jay talked about how the overhauled Browns defense is gelling together so quickly.
TOUCHDOWNS: What were some of the key positive takeaways from Sunday's win? What things did the guys see that can help the Browns achieve continued success? In addition to the great performance by the defense, the Browns are discovering a weapon in placekicker Chase McLaughlin.
TURNOVERS: We look back at some of the things that went wrong for the Browns. Much of our discussion centers around Baker Mayfield. Is he just having accuracy issues based on his injured shoulder? Or are you worried about some of his decision-making?
NOTABLES: A look at some key players and fun stats from Sunday.
2-MINUTE DRILL: The show winds down with thoughts on the upcoming games on the Browns' schedule. The team will travel out to the west coast this Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. Then, you have two tough home games starting with the Cardinals, followed by a Thursday night game with Denver. Can the Browns emerge from this stretch at 6-1 or 5-2?
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