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1. Score early 

The Browns haven’t scored a first-quarter touchdown all season, which is a major issue even if you ignore the fact they’ve lost three games by three points. They didn’t score until the third quarter Week 1 against Pittsburgh Custom Chiefs Jersey , and they finished that game tied. So it’s no surprise the coaching staff is emphasizing a fast start this week. 

“We have not started fast enough,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “We have not had a very good start, and we are firing on all cylinders in the second half. My whole thing ther Customized Chiefs Jersey For Sale e is if we can put it together – first half and second half – then maybe we will have a better chance of finishing some of these games and winning."

2. Fewer penalties 

The Browns average more penalties per game than every team in the league except one — Pittsburgh — and rivalries tend to produce heated moments. So the team that best controls its emotions should have an advantage. Coaches and players cited penalties as a reason for the Browns’ slow offensive starts, and the defense committed four penalties that negated third- Custom Chiefs Jerseys down stands last week, making penalties a multi-faceted factor in this week’s matchup.

“(We) have to eliminate the minus plays,” quarterback Baker Mayfield said. “We had two penalties (early in last week’s game) – one penalty on the first drive, one on the second drive and then the third drive had a negative run. If we do our job, we will eliminate those things, we will be in a much better position to take points and any points are good points.”

3. Don’t get worn down

Pittsburgh is well rested and well prepared coming off its bye week. The Browns don’t have one until Week 11. They’ve had six days to prepare compared to Pittsburgh’s 13. Rest disadvantage is a common obstacle in the NFL, but it plays a factor in game-planning. 

“That’s been a part of what we talk about from an analysis point of view,” defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said. “They’ll be energized. And we’ve talked about it — we have to match and pass that energy.” 

4. Turnover differential

Both Browns victories (and the tie) coincided with a positive turnover margin. The top 10 teams in turnover differential (including the Browns, which lead the league) sport a combined record of 42-24. And while most stats don’t cover all contexts, offensive coordinator Todd Haley believes turnover margin carries significant importance. 

“There is no bigger stat,” Haley said. “That is through years and years – 20-30 years of statistics that if you can end up in the plus territory, especially on the road, it has a direct correlation to winning.”

12 questions for Jarvis Landry, who doesn’t gloss over significance of Steelers game Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jersey : ‘This is one of those games we need’

Jarvis Landry wishes he could be in two places at once this weekend.

While he rests and prepares for Sunday’s showdown with the Steelers, Landry will be honored as the first-ever member of his high school’s Ring of Honor. Seven years later, the star of Lutcher High’s football team in Louisiana has come a long way. He hopes to go even further as a core member of the Browns offense in 2018 and beyond.

ClevelandBrowns.com caught up with Landry after Friday’s practice.

CB.com: You, the receivers and Baker Mayfield spent some extra time on the practice field after Friday’s practice. How valuable is that kind of work together, even at the midpoint of the season?

Landry: It’s very important. The more we can iron out the better with all the details and get all the little things right, get the timing right and see what everybody sees and go from there.

CB.com: It’s been a little more than a month since Mayfield took over at quarterback. How much more comfortable are you with him?

Landry: It’s building and it’s continuing to grow. There’s a lot of room for improvement on all of our ends. We’ve got to continue to come out here and put these extra reps in and get to the film room and talk about stuff. The more we can do that and get on the same page, it’s going to allow us to grow in a way that it doesn’t matter what the defense is doing.  Cheap Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jersey We’ll become unstoppable.

CB.com: Last week, you got the ball in your hands right away with a couple of quick, easy passes. How much does that help to get some momentum?

Landry: It helps a lot. It creates a rhythm. I know for me, those two catches at the beginning of the game went for a first down, so it creates a rhythm for the offense as well. I like that. I think it helps our team, helps our offense. Obviously now we’ve got to figure out ways on first drives to go out and score points.

CB.com: What kind of issues are you guys seeing on film in the first half and what are you seeing working in the second half?

Landry: We’re just settling down. That can be emotionally, that can be play-calling, that can be throwing the ball, that can be catching the ball, that can be running the ball, blocking, whatever. Just have to find ways to settle down and attack our job, every guy do their own job and go from there.

CB.com: Injuries and youth have hit the wide receiver position hard. How are you seeing some of the younger guys like Damion Ratley, new guys like Breshad Perriman fit in and help?

Landry: Just got to continue to make plays. For all those guys, that’s the biggest thing. Being a young guy, the biggest thing you want to do is have the confidence to be able to make plays and the trust from the coaches to put you in position to make plays. I think that’s going to come and it’s building. We’ll see. They’re Customized Chiefs Jersey For Sale  going to have opportunities.

CB.com: When the team has a tough loss like last week’s, do you notice it hanging with the team on a Friday or do you process it well before that?

Landry: Coach Hue (Jackson) does a good job making sure we get over it. We cover all the bases and the things we did wrong and the things that got us beat and things we can get better on. From there, once we start game-planning for the next team, it’s over with.

CB.com: You’re one of the most fiery competitors on the team. How tough has it been for you to go through this stretch?

Landry: It will come. It will come. Obviously we’ve got to stay the course. There’s going to be mountains and valleys in some seasons. We can’t get too low, we can’t get too high. We’ve just got to stay the course.

CB.com: When you look back at Week 1 against the Steelers and look at them now, what stands out? Have they done anything differently?

Landry: They’re the same team. They play great on defense, they’re going to score points, they play good on special teams. They’re a great team. We’re definitely going to have a challenge going up against those guys again, just as we were the first time we played them. We’ve just got to find a way to create energy early for us being on the road.

CB.com: The North is kind of a logjam with everyone’s records. How much more importance does that add to this matchup?

Landry: It’s no secret we want to win the division and we understand that being in the position to win the division gives you a good chance of making the playoffs. This is one of those games that for us, we need. There’s no secret about it.

CB.com: Week 1 it was as sloppy as possible weather-wise and Sunday is looking to be the same. Do you do anything differently to prepare for it.

Landry: Nope. I just go out there and play ball. Be weather-proof regardless of the weather and trust my teammates and go from there.

CB.com: I know you weren’t able to make it but you were honored Friday as the first member of your high school’s Ring of Honor. What does that mean to you?

Landry: It’s huge. It’s where my career started, where I started writing these goals down to make it to this level. To be recognized, I don’t know, man. It’s a beautiful feeling. I wish I was there just to see and take it all in once more of playing in Lutcher, Louisiana.

CB.com: You were the Class of 2011 back then and now it’s 2018. Are you surprised with how far you’ve come?

Landry: I’m not surprised. I’ve worked all my life to get to this moment and to get to this point and go even further than this point. I’m going to continue to w Custom Chiefs Jersey ork and that’s always been my mindset. Seven years later, and I still feel like there’s a lot of improvement and room to grow.

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The Cleveland Browns have signed LB Ray-Ray Armstrong. To make room on the roster, the team waived LB Xavier Woodson-Luster.

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From an injury standpoint, the Browns are entering Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh they way they figured at the start of the practice week.

Three players — WR Rashard Higgins (knee), LB Joe Schobert (hamstring) and DB E.J. Gaines — missed all three practices and were ruled out Friday. After missing the first two practices of the week, C JC Tretter (ankle) and DB Damarious Randall (groin, ankle) were back on the field in a limited capacity and are considered questionable against the Steelers.

Customized Chiefs Jersey For Sale rowns coach Hue Jackson expects both of the starters to be available.

Randall has played through a number of injuries this season while providing an invaluable presence in Cleveland’s secondary. After lining up as a safety for the first six games, Randall was used mostly as a cornerback at Tampa Bay. 

“It matters to him. Football matters to him. His teammates matter to him. Winning matters to him," Jackson said. "He knows that we are a better football team when he is out there playing. He does everything all week to get himself into a positon to play. He will go play and play well.”

Tretter has been dealing with a high ankle sprain since the first quarter of Cleveland’s Week 6 loss to the Custom Chiefs Jerseys  Chargers. He missed the same amount of practice last week before playing every snap against the Buccaneers.

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Brown is 6-6, 258 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Oregon. Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Brown appeared in two games with the Raiders in 2017. He spent the past four weeks on the Browns’ practice squad. Brown is a native of Lyndhurst, Ohio, and attended Brush High School. He will wear No. 86.

Mays is 5-11, 237 pounds and in his second NFL season out of Utah State. Originally selected by Green Bay in the seventh round of the 2017 draft, Mays appeared in eight games as a rookie. He is a native of Livingston, Texas.

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Scott is a 6-0, 205 pound rookie out of Fresno State. Initially signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent, Scott has spent the first six weeks of the season on the club’s practice squad. He recorded eight receptions for 86 yards during the preseason. Scott is a native of Muskegon Heights, Mich. He will wear No. 10.

Woodson-Luster is 6-1, 220 pounds and in his second NFL season out of Arkansas State. Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2017, he appeared in 14 games last year and registered seven tackles on defense and four on special teams. He spent training camp with the Bills this season and was signed to the Browns’ practice squad last week. He is a native of Eufaula, Ala. He will wear No. 56.

Streater appeared in three games and recorded one special-teams tackle this season. Burgess appeared in three games and totaled seven tackles.

Eldrenkamp is 6-5, 305 pounds and officially in his first NFL season out of Washington. Originally signed by the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Eldrenkamp spent time on the Rams’ practice squad last year. He is a native of Medina, Wash. 

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The Cleveland Browns have signed WR Breshad Perriman and placed WR Derrick Willies (collarbone) on injured reserve.* In addition, the team signed LB Xavier Woodson-Luster and released DB Jeremiah McKinnon from the practice squad. The club also waived FB Danny Vitale from injured reserve.

Perriman is 6-2, 211 pounds and in his fourth NFL season out of Central Florida. Originally selected by Baltimore in  JJ Watt Color Rush Jersey the JJ Watt Jersey  first round of the 2015 draft, he has recorded 43 career receptions for 765 yards with three touchdowns in 27 games. He spent training camp with the Ravens this year and also spent time with Washington. Women’s J.J.Watt Houston Texans Nike Elite Alternate Battle Red Football Jersey  Perriman is a native of Lithonia, Ga.

Willies appeared in all five games this season. He recorded three receptions for 61 yards, all in last week’s game. He fractured his collarbone during practice yesterday.

Woodson-Luster is 6-1, 220 pounds and in his second NFL season out of Arkansas State. Originally signed by Oakland as an undrafted free agent in 2017, he appeared in 14 games last year and registered seven tackles on defense and four on special teams. He spent training camp with the Bills this season. He is a native of Eufaula, Ala.

*Each team can designate two players to return from injured reserve. Designation does not need to be made until that player is able to return to practice. A player placed on injured reserve is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and must miss a minimum of eight games.

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Call him the closer.

Duke Johnson hasn’t carried the ball much this season but he had it in his hands when it mattered most against the Ravens. His three carries for a combined 24 yards as the clock wound down in overtime helped set up Greg Joseph’s game-winning field goal. 

It was the sixth win of Johnson’s four-year career. It’s hard to find anyone who took the losing of the past to heart more than Johnson, and now he’s thrilled to be a part of a team with some legitimate momentum.

ClevelandBrowns.com caught up with Johnson as the Browns wrapped up their preparations for the Chargers.

CB.com: You’re going into Week 6 with a couple of wins under your belt after a couple of rough years. What’s it feel like to finally get that winning feeling going in your fourth season?

Johnson: It’s a great feeling, especially when we’re not surprising ourselves when we win. We’re competing with some of the best teams, especially the first couple of weeks; tied one, lost one. We’re just trying to keep the momentu JJ Watt Women’s Jersey m going.

CB.com: For you in particular, I know the losing was tough on you. How tough were those first two weeks when you guys came oh so close but were still waiting?

Johnson: It was definitely tough. I think it was a different feeling knowing that the first game we didn’t lose, we tied, and the second game we knew we were supposed to win that game. Going forward from that, it’s about stacking wins now.

CB.com: When you stepped in here from offseason workouts, when did you know this was a different team?

Johnson: I didn’t really judge the team. The team didn’t show me anything until the regular season. When we got behind, we were able to fight back and show what kind of team we are. I don’t like to base anything off preseason or practice. It’s all about the game and how we’re doing.

CB.com: Coach Hue Jackson talked earlier this week about the team needing to stay grounded after picking up a couple of wins. How has that message resonated in the locker room?

Johnson: It’s the same guys. I don’t think this locker room needs a reminder that we haven’t done anything yet. It’s a lot of guys in this locker room who know we haven’t done anything. While the reminder is good, we don’t necessarily need it because we know we haven’t done anything.

CB.com: You were kind of the closer at the end of last week’s game. What was opening up for you there and how’d that feel to get it done for the team?

Johnson: The O-line did everything. Literally everything. I just stayed true to my track and ran where the hole opened up.

CB.com: What was going through your mind during the field-goal attempt?

Johnson: I was with Damarious (Randall) during the kick. We were like, ‘we’re not going to look and we’ll listen to the crowd and the crowd will tell us whether we won or not.’ We sat there, we heard the crowd, we knew the game was over and we won.

Cleveland Browns 53-Man Roster

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield throws a pass against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Drew Stanton throws during pregame of an NFL football preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (31) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Lions defensive back Mike Ford (38) helps push Cleveland Browns running back Dontrell Hilliard (25) out of bounds during the second half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

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Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka (43) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway (11) runs away from New York Giants’ Orion Stewart (45) and Tae Davis (58) for a touchdown during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (81) runs a route during an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Cleveland. The Jets won 17-14. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs a route during an NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Cleveland. Buffalo won 19-17. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

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Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio (75) plays against Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Chris Smith (94) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

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In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, in Detroit. The Browns could be shaking up their offensive line again. With the season opener against Pittsburgh just a week away, coach Hue Jackson said Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, that “all avenues” are open with his offensive line, which has been in flux since 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas retired after last season. Jackson reiterated he wants the “best five guys out there” and he said undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison could be in the mix. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

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Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (64) lines up during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. The Titans won 12-9 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Earl Watford (71) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec.10, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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Cleveland Browns strong safety Briean Boddy-Calhoun practices before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

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Cleveland Browns strong safety Derrick Kindred (26) lines up during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. Cincinnati won 31-7. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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DB Damarious Randall in action against the New York Giants.

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Tavierre Thomas (34) during the first half of an preseason NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

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Cleveland Browns defensive back Denzel Ward (21) watches in the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Trevon Coley (93) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

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Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Carl Davis celebrates tackle from the sidelines against the Chicago Bears in the first half at the Pro Football Hall of Fame NFL preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) defends against Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (69) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah celebrates a missed field goal by the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi celebrates a sack in the first half of an NFL football preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

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Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) lines up against the Cleveland Browns during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Cleveland Browns outside linebacker James Burgess (52) rushes the passer during an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Cleveland. The Packers won 27-21 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Christian Kirksey (58) lines up during an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Cleveland. Cincinnati won 31-7. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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Cleveland Browns middle linebacker Joe Schobert (53) drops back during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Cleveland. The Titans won 12-9 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Richard)

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CB.com: What do you like about what this offense has been able to accomplish so far?

Johnson: I think people are making plays when it matters. We’re trying to get more guys to make more plays more often earlier than later. It’s about someone stepping up when we need them the most.

CB.com: How about the makeup of the backfield?

Johnson: The main thing we enjoy about the backfield is we push each other in practice and in the games. We all root for each other and want everyone to do well. We know what we all bring to the table. We all lean on each other and depend on each other and push each other to be the best we can be.

CB.com: You’ve been through some home games here where the seats aren’t exactly full. That’s changed this year. What have you thought of it?

Johnson: It’s awesome. It’s always been awesome, whether we’re losing or not. It’s a different feeling when you’re winning and you’re winning close games. You’re giving them something to cheer about.

CB.com: How much has Baker Mayfield changed the outlook of this offense?

Johnson: He’s making plays within the offense. He’s not trying to do too much. He’s just doing his job. The biggest thing is young guys like (Derrick) Willies step up like he did last week and keep having young guys like (Antonio) Callaway and Baker making more plays.

CB.com: What about his presence in the huddle?

Johnson: He’s a quarterback. He’s demanding in the huddle and he demands the respect. He’s very confident when he’s in the huddle.

CB.com: What have you seen from this Chargers defense?

Johnson: They have one of the better, if not the best, pass rushers/defensive players in the league in (Melvin) Ingram. I think just knowing where he’s at and the best way to slow him down, then we’ll be able to have a good game. Overall, their defense wants to be physical. They’re a physical defense and we know it’s a physical defense. They impose their will on a lot of teams, playing downhill, smash-mouth football. We never think it’s going to be a cake walk. We never think it’s going to be an easy game.

CB.com: It looks like you could be more involved in the passing game this week after the team lost Rashard Higgins. How do you expect it to affect your role?

Johnson: I’m not sure as of yet. I guess we’ll figure it out game time.