The Cleveland Browns' locker room held a somber tone following Sunday's 31-10 defeat at the hands of the New York Jets.
What started out in favor of the Browns quickly spiraled out of control as Gang Green romped their way to victory.
"It boils down to having to deal with momentum. I think we had momentum really quick coming out the gate and we kind of deflated after a few negative things happened,” said Browns' veteran linebacker Paul Kruger. “You have to be able to react positively to those, learn from them and find a way to shift it back to your way.”
The team wasn't able to rally, as the Jets scored 17 unanswered points in front of their home crowd.
“There are no words to express that,” head coach Mike Pettine said following the game. “You invest so much in the opener. You prepare for it; you over prepare for it, and to lose the way we did it’s difficult to swallow.”
A key point brought up in the Browns' locker room was the team's turnovers, penalties and lack of attention to details.
“We had a good game plan, we just didn’t come out and execute it. And that’s what it comes down to, eliminating the little things, not turning the ball over, having ball security and just making sure we’re doing what we need to do,” said quarterback Johnny Manziel, who took over for the injured Josh McCown in the second quarter. “I think when it comes down to it, we just didn’t do enough today and it showed.”
“We did not pay attention to detail. There were a lot of little things that occurred that swung some plays,” Pettine said.
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