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Myles Garrett flipped his car several times on way home from practice, suffered non-life threatening injuries

  Myles Garrett flipped his car several times on way home from practice, suffered non-life threatening injuries BEREA, Ohio — Myles Garrett lost control of his car on the way home from Browns practice Monday afternoon and flipped it several times. He suffered non-life threatening injuries, the Browns said. He and a female passenger, who were both wearing seatbelts, were taken to local hospitals. The Browns say they are gathering more information on the one-car accident. The Browns (2-1) play Sunday in Atlanta, and it is not yet known if Garrett will be able to play. The nature and extent of his injuries are unknown. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. after Garrett left practice.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Browns fans need to spend the week buying every Thank You Card in the city to send to Chargers head coach Brandon Staley. His all-time bonehead decision to go for it on fourth down gave the Browns life.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass under pressure by Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © Joshua Gunter/cleveland.com/TNS Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass under pressure by Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (90) in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett looks for an open receiver on a pass play in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © Joshua Gunter/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland Browns quarterback Jacoby Brissett looks for an open receiver on a pass play in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium

They just weren’t able to take advantage. Kicker Cade York sent a potential game-winning kick wide right.

What stood out from Myles Garrett’s press conference? Berea report

  What stood out from Myles Garrett’s press conference? Berea report CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Browns are officially listing defensive end Myles Garrett as questionable for Sunday’s game in Atlanta following his car crash on Monday. Garrett did not practice on Friday. Fellow defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is also questionable with an ankle injury. Garrett spoke to the media on Friday for the first time since the accident. Sports betting comes to Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023: Your questions answered Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe talked about what stood out from Garrett’s press conference before they dug into whether they think Garrett will — or should — take the field against the Falcons.

The Browns lost, 30-28, after Brandon Staley inexplicably decided to just give them the ball at the 45-yard line.

This one isn’t on York, though. Yes, he shares in the blame, missing on his opportunity to potentially win the game, but there were a lot of things the Browns did to earn this loss.

Here are three thoughts following a tough loss.

Kevin Stefanski struggled

Stefanski got bailed out by a roughing the passer call in the second quarter or we would be having more discussions about his goal line playcalling. He eschewed a straight ahead run to Nick Chubb on three straight plays before finally handing the ball to his star running back following the call.

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) finds running room on a reception in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © Joshua Gunter/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) finds running room on a reception in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium

Another head scratcher was when Stefanski, going for it on fourth-and-1 from his own 34, decided not to go with the automatic Jacoby Brissett sneak and instead handed the ball to Kareem Hunt. The Chargers stopped them.

What is the bottom line for Myles Garrett after his accident? – Terry’s Talkin’ Browns

  What is the bottom line for Myles Garrett after his accident? – Terry’s Talkin’ Browns CLEVELAND, Ohio — Myles Garrett’s driving record shows he has been reckless and irresponsible at times. To pretend otherwise or offer excuses because too many athletes (and others) have scary driving habits is to miss the point. What Garrett has been doing behind the wheel is wrong and dangerous – period. That’s a fact, based on his being charged with speeding at least five times in the last four years. At least three times he was ticketed for driving more than 100 mph. Garrett was in a one-car accident Monday at 2:58 p.m. His 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo came over a hill on State Road in Medina. It flipped over three times. The car was smashed.

The defense is still a problem

The Chargers came into Sunday’s game having rushed for a total of 258 yards in four games. They rushed for 238 yards in Sunday’s game alone.

Were it not for some timely tackles from cornerback Greg Newsome II, things could have been worse for Joe Woods’ group.

The defense should be the strength of this team, the unit carrying them while they wait for Deshaun Watson to return and charge up an offense that has been just fine for much of this season. Instead, the defense has been a liability, putting Kevin Stefanski in a position where, two weeks in a row, he’s decided to go for it deep in his own territory instead of punting.

This week, the Chargers saw what we all saw against the Falcons and decided to attack the Browns’ weakness directly on the ground.

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs by the diving tackle attempt of Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (49) on a rush in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © Joshua Gunter/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) runs by the diving tackle attempt of Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Drue Tranquill (49) on a rush in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium
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Jacoby Brissett giveth...

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  Crested ibises gifted by China save species from extinction in Japan Photo taken on Sept. 28, 2022, shows the entrance of Sado Japanese Crested Ibis Conservation Center in Sado island, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. (Xinhua/Wang Zijiang) Known as the "Auspicious Bird" in China, the crested ibises gifted by China help Japan's Sado save the species from the danger of extinction and achieve human-nature harmony. TOKYO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- On the early morning of Oct. 1, three crested ibises, an endangered bird species once on the verge of extinction here, left their cage and flew into the sky one after another on Sado island off Japan's Niigata Prefecture.

And he taketh.

Brissett has played well. Don’t mistake his play for anything else. He is the backup quarterback and, when he’s asked to do the things he’s good at, he’s successful.

The interception on third-and-7 at the Chargers’ 9 with 2:44 left felt like Brissett trying to do too much.

If you’re pointing the finger at Brissett after this game, you shouldn’t be. Yes, he made a costly mistake, but the things around him need to do their part and, outside of the run game, they did not on Sunday.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (R) scores a touchdown on a reception defended by Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © Joshua Gunter/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper (R) scores a touchdown on a reception defended by Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium

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Browns defenders call Brandon Staley’s late fourth-down decision ‘disrespectful’

  Browns defenders call Brandon Staley’s late fourth-down decision ‘disrespectful’ CLEVELAND, Ohio — Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert saw his head coach Brandon Staley’s decision to go for it on fourth-down-and-1 from his own 45-yard line as a sign of belief. “I think it says a lot that he believes in us,” Herbert said following the Chargers 30-28 win over the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. “Just like I believe in our offensive line, our receivers and our running backs. I knew that we would go out there and convert. It did not go our way unfortunately, but we were riding with that play. The defense came with that big stop when we were down.” © John Kuntz/cleveland.

Cleveland Browns place kicker Cade York (3) successfully kicks an extra point held by Cleveland Browns punter Corey Bojorquez in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium © John Kuntz/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland Browns place kicker Cade York (3) successfully kicks an extra point held by Cleveland Browns punter Corey Bojorquez in the first quarter, October 9, 2022, at FirstEnergy Stadium

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