Deshaun Watson accounted for 3 of the 4 turnovers dedicated by the Cleveland Browns in Monday night time’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pittsburgh rapidly jumped out to a 7-0 lead after Watson was intercepted on the primary play of the sport. Late within the fourth quarter, Watson misplaced a fumble that resulted within the go-ahead landing by T.J. Watt.
After Cleveland dropped to 1-1, Watson took accountability for his play.
“Still coming along. I feel like tonight, it was s—–, as far as that,” Watson mentioned when requested how he felt he was enjoying two video games into the season.
“As far as my part, it’s not good enough. I put that on me. The first play, yeah we can get into the tactics of the receiver running out and putting the ball out, and this, that and the third. But I got to give him a better ball. The forced fumble for a touchdown for them, we can say this guy can do this, but I got to protect the ball. We’re not going to put it anyone else. You put it on me. I can take the full blame. I can take the criticism. And I’m going to do that.”
Watson was additionally referred to as for two facemask penalties whereas finishing 22 of 40 passes for 235 yards.
“I apologized to the team. That’s a 15-yard penalty for us, and it set us back,” Watson mentioned. “Both instances was my fault. As far because the face masks and issues like that, I’m stiff-arming identical to everybody else.
“I obtained to do a greater job of hitting them with the palm, I assume. And simply releasing as a lot as I can, so we don’t get these penalties.”
The win for Pittsburgh on “Monday Night Football” was the 20th consecutive regular-season home win for the Steelers over their AFC North rival.
The Steelers managed to get the win despite struggling offensively and being outgained 408 yards to 255 yards by Cleveland.
“We’re not going to apologize for successful,” Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin mentioned.
The Browns welcome the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 while Pittsburgh will travel to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders.
The Associated Press contributed to this report