CLEVELAND, Ohio – Scribble in my notebook while the Browns lead the New York Giants, 13-3

1 Did you notice who returned the opening start for New York? It was 48 yards from the former Brown Dion Lewis

2 The Browns made linebacker Mack Wilson a “healthy scratch” for this game. The Alabama linebacker had no tackle in 17 defeats to Baltimore. Wilson was not the same player as a year ago. He overextended his knee at training camp and that had problems all year round

3 The Browns started rookie Jacob Phillips at the linebacker instead of Wilson Phillips was injured with a knee problem earlier this year The Front Office loves Phillips, a third round pick they believe he can be a factor, especially against the run Defensive coordinator Joe Woods said a few weeks ago that Phillips “is playing with burning hair!” Phillips has only played 80 snaps this season

4 In the Browns’ second game on offense, security guard Chris Hubbard sustained a knee injury. Hubbard started instead of Wyatt Teller, who had an ankle failure

5 That led the Browns to play Nick Harris on the right Harris was a center in Washington But the Browns’ fifth round in 2020 played some role early in his college career. He was a starter at Right Guard In 2017 The Browns really like Harris as a later starter in the middle or guard in the NFL

6 Karl Joseph made two great games in the first quarter and thus prevented points. He is a fierce attacker He had eight tackles in the first half

7 The Browns Defense stopped the Giants in fourth place on the 8-yard line when New York faked a field goal and a passing field.The Browns later stopped New York on the fourth and second when the Giants chose that Skipping simple field gate attempts costs NY six points in the first half

8 After Jarvis Landry was given a TD pass, he was marked for taunting that resulted in a 15-yard penalty for the extra point, which meant Cody Parkey had to kick a 48-yard extra point when he hit the ball against the post

9 Baker Mayfield was 17 of 19 and passed for 172 yards Along with his TD pass for Landry, he also threw a TD pass for Austin Hooper Landry led the Browns with six catches for 39 yards, Rashard Higgins had two Catches for 39 yards

10 The Browns struggled to run the ball, Nick Chubb just 22 yards in nine runs. Former Brown Colt McCoy was 6 of 12 and passed for 91 yards

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