The Cleveland Browns dropped another game this season, falling at home to the Washington Redskins, who were forced to start Kirk Cousins due to the leg injury suffered by Robert Griffin III last Sunday. It turned out that Cousins was more than an adequate replacement, as he helped lead the Redskins to a blowout victory over the Browns that kept them right in the thick of things in the NFC Playoff picture.
Of course, this game was close at the half, with Cleveland playing well and limiting the time of possession for Washington. That all changed a bit as the game progressed, including abandoning the run and shifting more to the passing game, something that running back Trent Richardson deemed as simply “shocking.”
The rookie first round draft pick began the game with four carries for 24 yards and a touchdown. But, like I wrote earlier in the weekend, the Browns were looking to cut down on Richardson’s carries, even considering benching him over the final game or two.
Keep in mind that...