It wasn’t about dominating the game. It was about making plays and taking advantage of opportunities at the right time. Despite a lackluster first three-quarters of the game, the Browns did just enough in the fourth quarter to walk away with a victory over the Chicago Bears. An impressive come-from-behind victory. Browns scored 13 unanswered points in the fourth quarter including a game-winning field goal to win 20-17.
Another Sunday, another win for the veteran Super Bowl quarterback Joe Flacco. Once again, the 38-year-old didn’t have a monster performance but he made key plays to help his team win. That’s Joe Flacco for you. He can have a slow start but comes through at the right time. Flacco signed a 1-year deal with the Browns.
Flacco completed 28 of his 44 passes for 374 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 interceptions. The biggest play of the game was the 51-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Amari Cooper to tie the game 17-17 in the final four minutes of the fourth quarter. Amari Cooper finished with 109 yards with 4 receptions and one touchdown. It’s the best throw of the game for Cleveland.
The second key play that Joe Flacco made was later in the fourth quarter when he threw a short pass to David Njoki which he ran for 34 yards. It set the stage for kicker Dustin Hopkins to mail a 34-yard field goal. However, the Browns came very close to having a heartbreaking finish because the Bears almost caught a Hail Mary pass from quarterback Justin Fields with no seconds left.
We have to give credit to the Bears defense. They were aggressive and consistent for most of the game. Tough loss for them but a gusty and thrilling win for the Browns.
Browns improve to 9-5. They trail two games behind the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North division. They will travel to Houston for a Christmas Eve showdown against the Texans for Week 16.