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Browns' Week 2 Collapse Already Testing Locker Room

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cleveland Browns' collapse in Week 2 is already providing a test for their locker room.
The Cleveland Browns' collapse in Week 2 is already providing a test for their locker room. / (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)

The Cleveland Browns' stunning Week 2 loss to the New York Jets has left the team searching for answers. Some players have taken blame for the defeat, while others appear interested in pointing the finger at someone else.

This disconnect has created tension in the locker room, so the players took a dramatic step to hopefully get on the same page on Tuesday.

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Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports the Browns held a players-only meeting after Week 2. The way things unfolded against the Jets has proved to be a major distraction on a short week, so gathering everyone to hash things out is a wise decision.

Though this type of measure is extreme, especially after the first two weeks, it could serve as a rallying point for the entire season. This is the first real adversity the team is facing during the 2022 campaign, and how Cleveland responds to this test may shape how it performs from here on out.

Browns vs Steelers Week 3 Odds

Things aren't all bad for the Browns, either. They took down Baker Mayfield in Week 1, and they now face a Pittsburgh Steelers team that's clearly weak at quarterback. Beating up on their rivals on Thursday Night Football would be an excellent way to put this mess behind them.

While Cleveland is dealing with some key injuries, they're still 4.5-point home favorites against Pittsburgh according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds. This 1-1 team is also a slight underdog at +178 to make the playoffs, but a win in Week 3 could help improve that number.

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