- Associated Press - Monday, September 19, 2011

BEREA, OHIO (AP) - One week after an embarrassing loss, the Cleveland Browns bounced back _ just as first-year coach Pat Shurmur knew they would.

Shurmur said Monday he was confident his team would respond following a season-opening loss to Cincinnati, when the Browns got caught in their defensive huddle and the Bengals threw a game-winning touchdown pass. On Sunday, the Browns beat Indianapolis 27-19 for Shurmur’s first win as an NFL head coach.

Shurmur said his young team has responded to everything his coaching staff has asked. The Browns cut down on their penalties, stayed in manageable situations on offense and their defense kept the Colts in check.

Several players credited Shurmur and his staff for staying positive following the Week 1 loss at home.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide