The Cleveland Browns have gotten off to a 2-5 start to the NFL season.
While they were expected to struggle with Jacoby Brissett at quarterback, no one thought it would be this bad.
After starting the season 2-1, the Browns have dropped four straight.
The Browns’ offense is averaging 24.0 points per game on the season, with most of their production in the run game.
Nick Chubb has been one of the top offensive players in the NFL this season.
He leads the league in rushing yards and has eight touchdowns in seven games.
As they get set for a huge Monday Night game against the Bengals, Brissett knows what is at stake.
Jacoby Brissett says it’s time for the #Browns to “empty the tank” on Monday night vs. Cincy and “see what happens…”
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 27, 2022
Brissett understands that this is a must-win game for his team.
The Browns are currently 1-1 in the division and have a chance to get back into the division race with a win.
While the Cleveland offense has been mediocre, their defense has been awful.
The Browns are giving up 26.6 points, and 135.6 rushing yards per game.
Once Deshaun Watson was suspended for 11 games, the Browns knew they had to stay in contention until he got back.
But, they are headed down a path that will have them knocked out before Watson even takes the field.
The last time Cleveland made the playoffs was in 2020.
If the Browns do not play better defense and have more success throwing the ball, they have no chance of competing.
Brissett seems motivated to play well on Monday night.
He will need his best game of the season to beat a surging Bengals team.