The Cleveland Browns brought their A-game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.
The Cleveland Browns came into Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday hoping to get their fourth win, and all they had to do was beat Tom Brady to do so. A win on Sunday would’ve kept the Browns in the hunt for a playoff spot, and losing all but would end their playoff hopes.
Hopes there were already barely there heading into the game in the first place.
In typical Kevin Stefanski fashion, the Browns started off really well behind Nick Chubb and some trickery to Anthony Schwartz. The play was a beautiful work of art, capped off with a downfield block by Jacoby Brissett and a touchdown to start off the proceedings.
That would be it for touchdowns until the fourth quarter’s dying moments. The Browns were able to cap off a nice drive with Brissett hitting David Njoku in the endzone for the touchdown that would allow the Browns to tie it up.
The offense wasn’t there for most of the game but the defense as a whole stepped up. While the Buccaneers aren’t as potent as they’ve been in years past, they’ve been on a roll recently and the Browns unit really stepped up. Especially lesser talked about players like Alex Wright and Jordan Elliot.
A missed kick by Cade York, however, would keep the Browns from having the go-ahead score in the last seconds, forcing overtime.
The overtime would be a back-and-forth affair, with neither team getting an advantage until Myles Garrett got a last-second sack on Brady to force a pivotal punt. That would allow the Browns to then have a massive throw from Brissett to Amari Cooper after a Buccaneers player fell down on the play.
The Browns would get the win 23-17 when Chubb scored off a short-yardage handoff, closing out the game and giving Cleveland the overtime win.