In this week’s episode Steve talks about the Dallas Cowboys pretentious ways against good teams but puff out their chest vs the bad teams. Same as the Cleveland Browns. The theme this week is all about being cautious and WHY IT MATTERS THAT sports America does not like pretenders.
Don’t claim to be one thing and then your actions say another. The numbers will sniff you out but here is the summary:
Packers 4-1, first place in the NFC North. Cowboys 3-2, saddled with a two-game losing streak, tied for first in the NFC East with Philadelphia, and just one game ahead of the Giants.
This the result of insisting on shooting themselves in the foot, too, beginning last Sunday in New Orleans, losing two fumbles while crossing the 50-yard line, settling for a field goal after sitting first-and-10 at the New Orleans’ 11-yard line thanks in part to Dak Prescott missing a throw to an open Randall Cobb in the end zone and then Dak missing a third-down throw to Cobb while on the move. And that doesn’t even account for Brett Maher missing on a 55-yard field-goal attempt.
Oh, not to mention rushing for just 45 yards.
Result: Two-point loss, 12-10, on the road.
Now this, turning the ball over another three times, ruining what could very well have been a celebration of finally beating the Packers at home for the first time since 2007, the Cowboys now oh for their last four tries, and stretching this dry spell against the Packers over these past two decades, losing eight of the last nine meetings.
Browns @ 49ers (by the numbers)
185 – 49ers rushing yards in the first half, 83 of which came on San Francisco’s first offensive play of the game. The Browns allowed just 173 the entire game the previous week against the Ravens, who came into the game leading the league in rushing.
6.9 – Led by Matt Breida (114) and Tevin Coleman (97), the 49ers averaged 6.9 yards per rush, finishing with 275 yards on 40 attempts.
180 – One week after posting 530 yards against the Ravens, the Browns mustered just 180 on Monday, good for an average of 3.9 yards per play.
21 – Monday’s game marked the first time Cleveland was held without a touchdown since the team’s Week 16 loss to Chicago on Dec. 24, 2017 — a 21-game stretch.
1 – The Browns had just one first down during the entire second half. The 49ers possessed the ball for 23:54 of the final 30 minutes.
8 – Under duress all night, Baker Mayfield officially took eight hits, four of which were counted as sacks.
4 – Turnovers committed by the Browns, their most of the season. Cleveland fumbled twice and Mayfield was intercepted twice — including once on the goal line after a potential touchdown was bobbled by Antonio Callaway.
8 – Cleveland’s lone points came on Austin Seibert’s 30-yard field goal, his eighth make on as many tries this season.
7 – Myles Garrett collected his seventh sack of the season during Monday’s second quarter, dropping Jimmy Garoppolo on third down to force a punt.
87 – Nick Chubb followed up his record-setting day in Baltimore with 87 yards on 16 carries, the bulk of which came in the first half.
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