It’s been a rough year for the Cleveland Browns. Sure, pretty much every season has been rough since the Browns were reincarnated in 1999 after Art Modell moved the original Browns franchise to Baltimore in the middle of the night, but this Browns team has been uniquely dreadful.
After a year the Cavaliers won Cleveland’s first championship since forever ago, it appeared that the Browns were going to miraculously spoil 2016 for Cleveland by going 0-16, but today the Browns gave their fans an unexpected Christmas present, winning their first game of the season with just one game left next weekend.
With 19 rookies currently on their 53-man roster and a poo-platter of RGIII, Josh McCown and Cody Kessler as their quarterbacks, the Browns had been as pathetic as any team in NFL history coming into today’s home game vs. the Chargers. But sometimes it’s better to be pathetic than apathetic, as the San Diego team who arrived with a 5-9 record showed today.
In the end, the Browns were able to squeak out a 20-17 victory after Chargers kicker Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal attempt wide left as time expired.
Truly a Christmas miracle. Congratulations to the Browns, and all their fans. Especially these poor guys.