Backup Kevin Hogan replaced Kizer with 6:30 remaining in the game and helped the Browns avoid being shut out for the first time since December 14, 2014, when they suffered a 30-0 defeat to Cincinnati at home in ex-NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel's first start. They could have used him last week in an overtime loss.
Defeating their cross-state rival Cleveland Browns in a 31-7 final.
"I am very confident that we can get it done", Jackson says.
- Jackson admitted his frustration at the poor starts offensively in games because they practice, walk through and talk through their scripted plays leading up to games daily.
"We didn't play well", he said.
The Cleveland Browns are 0-4 on the season.
-Browns QB DeShone Kizer vs. Bengals defensive line.
"The only people that can fix this are the people in that room", Browns head coach Hue Jackson said. He hasn't been anywhere near productive, and he's taking away targets from young, developmental players, such as Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins. "If there isn't, hopefully we can get him out there this Sunday and ready to play".
If the Giants keep this up, though, we could be in for some great Manning faces during these next 12 weeks.
Asked if the plan is for Garrett to make his debut Sunday, Jackson said, "I hope that is where it is going". "I'm just saying all around football, I don't know if Hue has enough to win". I'll take my free points in a game the Jets should win outright based on the Browns constant losses. "We earned the record".
The rookie defensive end missed the Browns' first four games with an ankle injury.
The Browns recovered the football at the 30 yard line. Thanks to Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez missing a field goal.
The biggest change is in Dalton, who was under heavy pressure in the first two games and had a combined passer rating of 47.2, lowest in the NFL. The Bengals Darqueze Dennard and Nick Vigil sacked Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer. He salvaged his day from a fantasy perspective with a short touchdown, marking the second straight game he's reached the end zone. It's been a learning experience for the second-round quarterback.
Three of the touchdown drives by the Bengals were longer than 80 yards. Wide receiver Jordan Leslie left the game with a hamstring injury, but Jackson didn't offer an update or Bello or Leslie on Monday. Josh McCown is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 826 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. "So that's improvement. So I want everybody to know regardless of what the numbers are for him, I thought the guy played extremely well". The production saved starting quarterback Andy Dalton from being benched.
Randy Bullock's point after attempt gave the Bengals a 21-0 lead.
It looked like the Browns were determined not to let the Bengals run the ball, so we'll worry about that aspect of things later. "We don't want those hits on our guy".