The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: A Browns MNF History


The Good


Going down as one of the more memorable wins of the New Browns’ history, this is one game that they had no business winning.

Heading into their October 13th showdown with the Browns, the New York Giants had been on quite a run. The G-men flew into Cleveland that night riding an 8-game winning streak, a 12-game winning streak away from home, and were fresh off a Super Bowl-winning season in which they knocked off the previously perfect New England Patriots.

Things could not have been more different on the Cleveland sideline. 2007 marked the best season that the New Browns have ever had, and the city hoped that they could build upon it in the following years. Of course, they started 1-3 and looked quite sloppy in the process – sloppy as in 123.8 passing yards per game and the worst-ranked offense in the NFL.

Naturally, the Browns smoked the Giants 35-14 that night.

While the Giants hung around until the 4th quarter, it was clear that the Browns thoroughly outplayed them from the outset. Quarterback Derek Anderson threw for an astounding 225 yards in the first half, eclipsing his season per-game average by over 100 yards. He ended up with 310 yards including two touchdowns, one to Braylon Edwards, the other to Darnell Dinkins.

The most impressive stat from this massive upset? How about this: the Browns did not punt a single time all game.

Pretty good for the worst offense in the NFL.

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