It’s been a season of mostly positives for Kevin Stefanski’s team as the Browns are one win away from last year’s victory total. But it’s also worth noting that the Browns have scored at least 32 points in each of their five wins while being outscored a combined 92-19 in their three losses. The team’s best player has been defensive end Myles Garrett via nine sacks and four forced fumbles. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has had his ups and downs.
It was an interesting week for Sean McVay’s club, which had some time off and actually gained ground on the rest of the division as the Seahawks, Cardinals and 49ers all lost. As for the Rams themselves, it’s a team that has split its last six games after a 2-0 start. The defense entered Week 9 as the stingiest in the league in terms of total yards allowed per game. But fifth-year quarterback Jared Goff has been spotty with eight of the team’s dozen turnovers.
Jon Gruden’s team opened up the scoring in Los Angeles but by intermission, the Raiders were down 17-14. The Raiders ran just 50 offensive plays but there were 26 rushing attempts and 24 pass plays. A balanced Las Vegas’ attack finished with exactly 160 yards rushing as well as passing. Derek Carr threw for 165 yards and two scores and was sacked only once but did lose a fumble. The Raiders’ defense allowed 440 total yards in the victory.