Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan hurts elbow

The Redskins sustained a rash of injuries on defense in Sunday's 31-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns. But things don't always go as planned, and it might be time for Washington to start considering a plan B. But what's the backup option?

A week after putting up combined throwing, rushing and receiving stats not seen in more than 50 years, Pryor was dropped for a 6-yard loss out of a wildcat formation on Cleveland's second snap and didn't get another carry. His recent production has "Feed the Crow", quickly becoming a national call from fantasy football followers across the country. It was his way of baiting quarterback Cody Kessler into the throw. Kessler wasn't spectacular but managed to keep the ship afloat.

"I'm just gonna sip my tea on that one", Norman said, via CSN Mid-Atlantic, referencing the sarcastic Kermit image meant to connote unassertive judging.

It didn't look good in the early going. They could not move the ball down the field, and they couldn't stop the Browns from doing so.

Cousins made similarly unwise decisions against the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, giving him an uneven body of work in a crucial season for his career. I'm not saying that Kessler is the next great Browns QB. The first, a fumble, was the back breaker.

The Browns had turned a around a 14-0 first-quarter deficit to Washington and led 20-17 late in the third quarter.

They need to find a way to stay healthy.

Still, the Browns have watched their past three games come down to the wire. "Ups and downs are part of the game". Jones said he's still learning how to take advantage of his size as a power runner. Crowell suffered a knee injury and is questionable for Sunday's contest as Cleveland looks to win for the just the second time in its last 14 outings and first on the road since beating Baltimore in overtime on October 11, 2015.

Cody Parkey had a miserable debut as a Brown last week in Miami. The moment was something of a turning point as Kirk Cousins and Washington's high-powered offense drove down the field for the go-ahead touchdown. Isaiah Crowell also came up big for his team today, racking up over 100 yards on the ground, while Pryor seemed neutralized. "Fortunately we're 2-2, but our ceiling is way higher than we've had in seasons past". "I get my assignment".

They haven't learned how to win and they had better start!

Both times, he kept the Browns in the game. Through three games this season, Kerrigan has racked up 1.5 sacks to go with nine tackles and one forced fumble, as he remains the class of Washington's defense.

Not the most artful of comment - Norman admitted as much - but the general sentiment of resolve rings true for the team and the corner. "I'm not disappointed in our effort, I'm disappointed in the outcome, I'm disappointed for our players and how hard they fight". Take for example the Johnson fumble. Lock jaw. To the point where we didn't give him nothing. I couldn't disagree more with this notion.

As Johnson stood up holding the ball, officials signaled it was Washington's ball. In the National Football League, everything is 20/20 in hindsight. As the game wore on Norman had to "play strong through all that he was doing".

For about three quarters, the rookie Kessler played unrookie-like.

You must question Jackson's play calls.

"I get my mind psyched out for it on Monday for a little bit, and then it's like Tuesday we get here, review what we did on game day like this and get into it on the week of who we're playing", Norman said.

Their "reward": Facing Tom Brady next Sunday in his first game back from his Deflategate suspension.

The Cleveland Browns just can't buy a break.

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