"It was blocked. We felt good about it when we went out there".
"We've just got to finish the game out", Burns said.
"We have been practicing fade balls all week, the offseason and training camp", Gordon told reporters.
The Browns, who have won exactly one game in the last two seasons, kick off the 2018 campaign at home against the AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers. "It was called multiple times throughout the game". Every Monday, everybody overreacts. "That's how you have to look at it".
The Steelers were without the team's best running back.
"Cam came out, and they tested him".
On their first opportunity, Taylor's deep ball down the seam to tight end David Njoku was knocked away, and nearly intercepted by Sean Davis.
BREATHE EASY, WISCONSIN: Aaron Rodgers returned in the second half after being carted off the field with a knee injury and led the Packers back from a 20-0 deficit to a 24-23 win over the Bears. "That's expected of him".
The Browns remain winless since December 24, 2016, but at least they have a positive after going 0-16 last season, just the second team in league history to lose all 16 games.
Only Taylor's pass didn't find its intended target. Sutton got in front of the ball and grabbed it at the Steelers 8.
"It's just frustrating that we can't make the plays down the stretch", he said.
Too often the secondary gave up big plays in 2017 after Haden was lost in midseason to a fibula fracture. The lightning quick pass catcher had three targets on the day. He recorded six tackles, had two sacks, and forced two fumbles. The third one, they just let the game go to the half - which was understandable and deserves a pass.
It was during Haden's absence that Sutton got on the field for the first time. Again, I think the guys can see that we're an improved football team, but there are some areas we have to clean up and clean up fast, and we will. "Our team has got to get better". On Sunday, there wasn't much there and Taylor had no interest in throwing risky passes.
One snap after Roethlisberger drew a roughing-the-passer penalty against Garrett, he handed off to running back James Conner, who sprinted untouched into the end zone for the touchdown, which kicker Chris Boswell followed with a successful PAT try. They've averaged almost 10 penalties a game over the course of their past five season openers.