The Cleveland Browns faced off with the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Browns defeated the Houston Texans 31-21 in a game that was far too close. The Texans came to play and did their damndest to upset the Browns in Cleveland. Houston was almost able to do just that, going into halftime tied 14-14.
The Browns, despite some mistakes (mostly on defense), got ahead in the second half and were able to fend off the Texans’ offense. Mostly and almost exclusively because their starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, was forced out of the game at halftime due to a hamstring injury.
Houston was stuck with a rookie quarterback at that point and had to get creative with their offense. Despite struggling with older talent and a rookie quarterback, the Texans were still in the game heading into the final few minutes of the fourth quarter.
A late field goal missed secured the outcome for Cleveland and sent them home with a win.
The Browns’ offense has proven once again that they can score on anyone as long as they stick to the game plan. A game plan that saw Mayfield take over for the first three quarters, leading the team down to the field for four touchdown drives.
Fans should be happy with the way the offense played, as they did just about everything right and save for some rookie mistakes, this team would’ve been perfect all day and it’s not like the Texans defense wasn’t stout or capable. They absolutely were, it was just the Browns’ offense is never down for long.