BALTIMORE -- Here are my first-half thoughts from the Browns’ game against the Ravens Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium:
>>No offense, but leading isn’t offensive. The Browns’ offense continues to stall.
>>Striving to achieve offensive balance. The Browns are showing a much greater commitment to the run than they did against the Dolphins.
>>Booming through the end zone. Cundiff is showing exactly why the Browns signed him to be their kicker by sending a pair of kickoffs through the end zone. The Browns place more value in that than in field-goal accuracy. And Cundiff has been good in that area, too, hitting his both of his attempts (from 51 and 21 yards) so far. Also, Cundiff, a former Raven, is having a solid game while being booed by the fans.
>>Pass-protection issues continue. The Browns have done little to improve their woeful pass protection against Miami. The Ravens have been able to generate steady pressure on Weeden. The right side of the Browns’ line continues to be where the biggest leaks are located.
>>Too many penalties. The Browns have continually hurt themselves with penalties, with three for minus-23 yards in the half. They must play smarter and with far more discipline. Having an aggressive, physical attitude is a good thing, but this team isn’t good enough to keep shooting itself in the foot.
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