The Browns' loss against the LA Rams seems to have nothing to do with Joe Flacco. Part-2

Flacco made many challenging throws against Los Angeles' excellent defense despite his unfamiliarity with the Browns' playbook or receivers.

After No. 1 receiver Amari Cooper suffered a concussion in the second half, Cleveland still had four drives longer than 50 yards, including three consecutive around intermission.

“(Flacco) did some really good things today, put us in position,” said Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski. We must score points as an offense in those situations.”

Flacco's only interception occurred with the Browns behind 20-19 in the fourth quarter after they drove for a score, but Dustin Hopkins missed the extra point.

Cleveland's defense forced a punt, giving Flacco ample of pocket protection on his opening snap. However, the Rams blanketed his receivers downfield, forcing a ball that John Johnson intercepted.

“It was just a bad decision,” Flacco added. I threw that pass late. I wanted to get set, and they matched everything up. I had time, but I lost track of the safety floating back there.”

Because youngster Dorian Thompson-Robinson and expensive Deshaun Watson are sidelined with concussions, Flacco started over shaky backup P.J. Walker.

Injured Browns Cooper, Watson, Nick Chubb, and Denzel Ward won't be appeased. “Of course it's tough not having star players,” said Myles Garrett, who has 2 sackless games since early last season. Nobody requested our situation, yet it exists. Can't complain. Can't complain. Try to win.”

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