Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels (76) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) in the second quarter during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. / Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Rave: The Packers’ defense continues to impress, allowing only 216 total yards Sunday. Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 17 of 42 passes for 149 yards, for a paltry 48.6 quarterback rating. Take away two Weeden scrambles, and the Packers gave up only 63 rushing yards on 21 carries (3.0 yards per carry).
Rant: Green Bay committed 10 penalties for 97 yards, many of them at key moments. They kept four Browns drives alive when Jake Stoneburner roughed the punter, Tramon Williams threw Josh Gordon to the ground following an incompletion, A.J. Hawk grabbed Weeden’s face mask on a blitz and Mike Neal was offside on a fourth-and-4 incompletion.
Rave: Massive 318-pound Packers guard Josh Sitton converted his first Lambeau Leap, taking the honors after Jordy Nelson’s fourth-quarter touchdown. They had discussed it previously. “I think he kind of forgot and kept looking at me,” Nelson said. “I was like, ‘Go, you’re up, I’m heading back to the sideline.’ ”
Rant: Green Bay’s offense went into hibernation during the middle portion of the game. On five straight possessions, it went punt (33 net yards), field goal (61), missed field goal (40), punt (5) and punt (18). In the end, it didn’t matter as those drives were sandwiched between two touchdowns to start the game and two touchdowns to ice the game.
Rave: The Packers were 7 of 13 (54 percent) on third-down conversions, twice getting the first down on third-and-7. They were able to take advantage of a Cleveland defense that has had trouble getting off the field in such situations. The Browns entered allowing third-down conversions 44 percent of the time.