Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/17/12
I was able to take in the Browns at Bengals game this afternoon from the 30-yard line at Paul Brown Stadium, and despite a tough division loss, the Browns looked better than I thought they would.Defensively, Cleveland took a step backwards, giving up 27 points (the other Bengals TD was a punt return).  This was to be expected with star cornerback Joe Haden out due to a suspension.There are some issues out there in the secondary.  The front seven did a good job slowing down the run all day, but the corners were playing too far off the receivers, even with safety help over the top. Offensively, I was pleasantly surprised with the play of Trent Richardson.  He ran hard, and took a screen pass 23 yards for a TD breaking four tackles in the process.  Richardson ended up with 109 yards rushing on 19 carries.Brandon Weeden looked like a different QB compared to last week's performance.  He completed over 70% of his passes for 322 yards and 2 TDs, but most importantly, had zero turnovers.We...
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