Head coach Kevin Stefanski is regarded as a hero by the Cleveland Browns faithful.
After all, he led the squad to their first playoff appearance since 2002, when he took over the team in 2020.
More importantly, he mentored the squad to their first playoff victory since 1994 after defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.
While the Browns regressed to 8-9 last season, Stefanski’s genius always gives Cleveland a fighting chance.
He finds ways to bounce back after a defeat.
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is now 12-3 following a loss since taking over in 2020.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) September 23, 2022
It could have been 11-4 if the Browns lost to the Steelers in Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.
Stefanski did not let that happen by having a solid game plan on offense.
First, he unleashed their powerful run game with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt combining for 160 rushing yards.
Once their ground attack had been established, it was time for Stefanski to activate the passing game.
That approach led to Amari Cooper having a 101-yard, one-touchdown game.
Tight end David Njoku also contributed 89 yards and a touchdown grab.
While the Browns’ defense was relatively quiet, they limited the Steelers to one conversion out of nine third-down tries.
Stefanski and the Browns will look to establish a winning streak against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 4.
Stefanski’s Three Losses Off A Defeat
All these setbacks occurred last season when the Browns finished third in their division.
The Browns followed up a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers with another defeat against the Arizona Cardinals.
Then, the team lost three straight from Weeks 15 to 17 versus the Las Vegas Raiders, Green Bay Packers, and the Steelers, in that order.
Cleveland closed the 2021 season with a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the AFC’s representative in Super Bowl LVI.
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