Sunday, June 16, 2024

Browns overcome slow start, move to 9-5

Many thought the Cleveland Browns season was over when Nick Chubb and DeShaun Watson went on IR. How wrong they were as the Browns scored on three of their last four possessions to beat the Chicago Bears.

It certainly wasn’t pretty for the Browns who turned the ball over three times and managed only 29-yards rushing on 18 carries. But Flacco managed to get them rolling through the fourth quarter, and the Browns defence stepped up allowing only 48 yards.

The win keeps the Browns in the AFC’s 5th seed spot, and gives them a chance to cement an unlikely playoff spot in a tricky closing stretch.


While the Browns will be delighted with the win, it was another game the sloppy Bears let get away from them. Head coach Matt Eberflus who is fighting for his job just can’t stop making history of the wrong kind.

Eberflus blamed a failed 4th-and-1 with 12 seconds left in the third quarter for swinging the game towards the Browns.

“It’s really about seizing momentum,” said coach Matt Eberflus. “That fourth-and-1 is a momentum play. We’re there in their scoring zone. We’re outside the kick line, and all of the sudden we make that play and then you go up, it’s 20-7 or it’s 24-7 at that time. That was the momentum play. Those are the plays we’ve got to make. That was a good call for that down, and we’ve got to make those plays.

“Momentum’s going to shift back and forth, and we’ve got to seize it back. And that’s what we talked to the players about.”

Chicago BearsCleveland Browns
1st Downs1214
Passing 1st downs613
Rushing 1st downs51
1st downs from penalties10
3rd down efficiency4-184-16
4th down efficiency0-21-1
Total Plays7067
Total Yards236377
Total Drives1516
Yards per Play3.45.6
Yards per pass3.47.1
Interceptions thrown23
Sacks-Yards Lost3-184-31
Rushing Attempts2718
Yards per rush3.31.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-11-3
Fumbles lost10
Interceptions thrown23
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10

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