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CLEVELAND (AP) — During a meeting this week with his defense Dwayne Haskins Jersey ,  Garrett as a model.And a warning.A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He’s a physical specimen, the kind of athlete that stands out even in a room full of elite humans.Oh, and he happens to be about the same size as Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.“I said that he is bigger than Myles,” Williams said. “People said, ‘What?’ I said, ‘There it is. There is your quarterback right here— Myles Garrett. That is the kind of framework that you guys are looking at here.’ We have our work cut out for us.”One week after failing to contain Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, the Browns (4-7-1) now have to deal with Newton and the Carolina Panthers (6-6), who have lost four straight games and need a win Sunday to improve their playoff hopes.Williams has a history with Newton, who has been slowed by a sore right shoulder and has been limited in practice over the past few weeks. When Williams was with New Orleans, he had to plan for Newton twice a year and still seems to have scars from his encounters with the 6-foot-5, 245-pound dual threat.“He has grown and taken very good steps year by year by year,” Williams said. “(Panther offensive coordinator) Norv (Turner) has done a really good job with the things that they are doing with him. It is back-to-back games with that kind of a quarterback, but more powerful in the pocket. When you are taking a look at getting him down in the pocket http://www.ravenscheapstores.com/marquis...rsey-cheap , now that is a grown man. It is not a small quarterback.”Newton is coming off a poor performance in last week’s loss at Tampa Bay. He threw four interceptions and was replaced on the game’s final play by backup Taylor Heinicke, who came in to attempt a Hail Mary that wasn’t answered.Earlier this week, Newton said he’d be ready to face the Browns and try to get the Panthers back on track. Carolina trails Minnesota by one-half game for the NFC’s second-wild card spot and can’t afford another loss.With the holiday season approaching, Newton said ending the Panthers’ slide would be wonderful.“Is Santa listening? I hope he comes early,” said Newton, who needs just 1 passing yard to reach 3,000 for the eighth straight year. “I feel like we are so close. Every week I try to think of certain things that can get me over the hump. There is no denying and faking that you see other teams thriving and you know that we can do the same thing.“All you need is one (win) to catch fire.”BAKER BOUNCES BACKBrowns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield is looking to put together a complete game after a half-good performance last Sunday.Mayfield’s three interceptions in the first half led to the Texans opening a 23-0 lead. He recovered nicely by passing for 351 yards after halftime, and he knows he must be more inconsistent.And while Mayfield accepted blame for the miscues, offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens said it wasn’t just the QB’s fault.“When interceptions happen, sometimes it is bad decisions by the quarterback, sometimes it is pressure happening more than it should, sometimes it is guys not being in the right spot, sometimes it is a bad play call, and sometimes it is a combination of everything,” he said. “That is sort of what happened the other day. This did not all fall on Baker.”DEFENSIVE ADJUSTMENTWith Carolina’s defense underperforming, Panthers coach Ron Rivera has taken play-calling duties away from coordinator Eric Washington. The Panthers have forced just one takeaway in the last four games and have struggled on third down and in the red zone.Rivera was Chicago’s defensive coordinator for three years.Safety Eric Reid doesn’t expect much to change philosophically Jaylon Ferguson Jersey , but Rivera may call more blitzes.“I don’t know if a ton of stuff will be different, but he has a different way of going about things,” Reid said. “He explains why we are doing things and why he likes making a call in a certain situation, the philosophy behind it and how to execute it.”REPLACING OLSENGreg Olsen’s right foot gave out again last week, and the Panthers will be without the three-time Pro Bowl tight end for the remainder of the season. Olsen, who broke the foot twice in the last two years, ruptured his plantar fascia.Rookie Ian Thomas and Chris Manhertz replace Olsen. Thomas is considered more of the receiving threat. He was pressed into duty earlier this season with Olsen out, but struggled at times with the intricacies of the offense, including route running. Still, the Panthers love his potential.McCAFFREY’S RUNTireless running back Christian McCaffrey has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Panthers recently. He has more catches (53) than any player in the NFL since Week 6 and has already tied last year’s mark with 80 receptions.Over the last five weeks, McCaffrey has run for 440 yards and four touchdowns and caught 36 passes for 363 yards and four TDs. He needs 137 yards rushing and 337 receiving to become only the third running back to surpass 1,000 yards in both categories. The others are Roger Craig and Marshall Faulk. ATLANTA (AP) — It couldn’t have gone much better for the Cardinals as they started Sunday’s game in Atlanta by forcing two punts. In between, they drove 64 yards in eight plays to take a 7-0 lead on David Johnson’s 1-yard run.But everything went haywire from there.The Falcons (5-9) scored the game’s next 40 points — 21 off Arizona turnovers — and the Cardinals (3-11) fell 40-14 to a team that had lost its previous five games.Arizona surrendered a season-high seven sacks behind an entire line of replacements. Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen turned over the ball three times, and the Cardinals allowed 215 rushing yards to the only NFL team with fewer yards on the ground than they had.This was a miserable road trip to a gray, cold, rainy place Quinnen Williams Jersey , although at least the roof was closed in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.“I look at it like the Chargers game a few weeks ago, we started out real fast, put 10 points up, and then something bad happens and we’re not able to weather the storm,” said wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. “. . . It was just an avalanche after the start.”Moments after blunting Atlanta’s second possession with a third-down sack by linebacker Haason Reddick, the Cardinals took over with good field position at their 43. On the second play, though, Rosen threw right toward Johnson, and Falcons end Vic Beasley Jr. batted the ball in the air. Linebacker Deion Jones picked it off and rambled 41 yards for a score.Just as the Cardinals went on to lose 45-10 to the Chargers, Arizona imploded again.The Cardinals’ next possession ended when Bruce Irvin and De’Vondre Campbell sacked Rosen.On the next play, Falcons running back Tevin Coleman went around right end for 65 yards on the way to a career-best 145 rushing yards on just 11 carries.Atlanta entered the game ranked dead last in the NFL in rushing, averaging 82.1 yards per game, but “defensively, we didn’t do a great job of stopping the run . . . ” Cardinals coach Steve Wilks said.“We’ve got to do a much better job, and like I said, all that starts with me.”Soon after a short field goal gave Atlanta a 10-7 lead http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.co...rsey-cheap , Rosen was sacked and stripped by tackle Grady Jarrett, and nickel cornerback Bryan Poole recovered at the Arizona 34.Maybe Atlanta’s pressure didn’t count as a surprise. Four of Arizona’s starting offensive linemen are on injured reserve, and the team cut a right tackle several weeks ago. Plus, two key reserves are on the injured list.So the Cardinals rolled out rookies Korey Cunningham, Colby Gossett and Mason Cole at left tackle, guard and center, along with right guard Oday Aboushi and right tackle Joe Barksdale, who left with concussion symptoms.Was it any wonder Arizona rushed for just 60 yards on 22 carries?“It has a lot to do with everybody, really: the timing, blocking, communicating and stuff like that, ” said Aboushi, who was signed on Oct. 23. “A lot of it comes with shooting ourselves in the foot.”Not long after Rosen’s fumble, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan scored on a 1-yard sneak for a 17-7 lead, and then another Arizona drive fizzled in part because Rosen was sacked by Poole, who was unblocked on a blitz when the quarterback forgot to check his left side.“I took a couple of other sacks on myself when they were battling their butts off up front Jachai Polite Jersey , and I’ve just got to play better,” Rosen said after completing 13 of 22 passes for 132 yards, including a 40-yard completion to Johnson on his second throw of the game. “We’ve all got to play better, but I don’t want anyone to look at those stats and think everything’s on the O-line. In this game there were a couple where I was just a little mentally slow on things.”The Falcons went fast tempo after Rosen’s second pick, which set up Ryan’s 21-yard pinpoint pass down the left sideline to Julio Jones. He scored on a diving catch with Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson attached like Velcro.Not for the first time the Cardinals were undone by the second quarter, outscored 16-0 on this day and 137-34 on the season.At least the end is near.“It’s disturbing, frustrating, you hate it, but I try to find the silver lining in everything,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s the holiday season, my kids are healthy . . . I’m no different than anybody else; I’m frustrated at work, but there’s a lot to be thankful for.”
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