Each week, the Browns’ broadcast team of Jim Donovan, Doug Dieken and Jamir Howerton join ClevelandBrowns.com Staff Writer Matt Florjancic in awarding Game Balls to the player(s) they saw as having the greatest impact for the team in their most recent game.
Two defensive standouts and a quarterback earned praise for their play in the Browns’ 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.
Donovan: “I’m going to give it to Matt Roth because I thought what was lacking last week was some pass rush and I thought when they got good pass rush today, it was usually Matt Roth. He was all over the field.
“I really believe the Bengals were in field goal range when he came up with that sack, so I think that got the ball back and of course, then, they don’t give it back. If he doesn’t make that play, I think we’re at least in overtime, if not a little bit more of a bad outcome. I think he swung it with a great pass rush.”
Dieken: “I think you give it to Seneca Wallace. Seneca did a good job of managing the game. He had the one interception, but that was the one that went off the receiver’s hands. Cincinnati’s a team that last year, was fourth in defense. He moved the ball against them and put them in the right position to make the plays.”
Howerton: “My game ball for The Battle of Ohio goes to Kenyon Coleman. For him to play with an injury that could have kept him out was just a sight to see. On Saturday night, for him to call his coaches and say, ‘I think I can go’ and to go out there and have his best game as a Brown, it’s huge. There’s not too many times you’re going to see your d-linemen get a Game Ball.”
Florjancic: “I’ll give my game ball to Kenyon Coleman. He played extremely well, despite not being able to practice. He recovered two fumbles which led to field goals and registered one of four sacks on Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer.”
Roth finished the game with six total tackles and a team-leading two sacks on Palmer. He had three tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.
Wallace went 18-of-30 for 184 yards and one touchdown against one interception.
Coleman had three tackles, a pair of fumble recoveries and one sack.
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