The Cleveland Browns defeated the Dallas Cowboys by the score of 49-38 to go 3-1 on the season.
This game had a little bit of everything.
Here’s a recap of what happened.
1. Trick Plays
It’s not Halloween yet, but the Browns dipped into the trick playbook for the first TD of the game where Jarvis Landry threw a 37 yard TD pass to Odell Beckham Jr.
The pass was a beauty.
JARVIS LANDRY TO ODELL BECKHAM JR.❗️
📺: @foxsports pic.twitter.com/79gnFPgL99
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 4, 2020
At the end of the 1st Quarter, Dallas was leading by a score of 14-7.
But the Cowboys sloppy play in the 2nd quarter let Cleveland back in the game.
Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott each fumbled in the 2nd quarter.
The Browns capitalized on those turnovers with 2 TDs; the Browns also scored another TD and FG on other possessions.
Austin Hooper had his 1st TD as a Brown, OBJ had another TD, and Hunt rushed for a TD.
Baker Mayfield throws his second TD of the day to Austin Hooper and the Browns take the lead on the Cowboys! #DALvsCLE pic.twitter.com/1ej7xiaoAq
— The 5th Quarter (@The5ifthQuarter) October 4, 2020
Cleveland racked up an astounding 24 points while holding Dallas to its 1st quarter total of 14.
At halftime, Cleveland led 31-14.
3. Nick Chubb
Despite things going very well for the Browns, the team did lose Nick Chubb to a knee injury.
The Nick Chubb possible injury play.pic.twitter.com/rgE5XwuFoK
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 4, 2020
Defensive lineman Trysten Hill landed on his leg which appeared to cause the injury.
Chubb left the game with 6 rushes for 43 yards.
He will have an MRI on Monday to learn the extent and severity of the injury.
4. 4th Quarter Craziness
After another Kareem Hunt TD and Cody Parkey FG, the Browns finished the 3rd Quarter leading 41-14.
But the game was far from over; in fact, the 4th Quarter could have its own separate highlight reel.
The Cowboys offense finally rose from the dead and scored 24 points in 11 minutes.
This was achieved by 3 TDs and 3 successful 2 point conversions.
Dak Prescott had 2 TD passes while Pollard had a rushing TD.
With about 3 minutes left, the score was now 41-38.
It was 41-14. Now 41-30. Why? Because Dallas is being Dallas. Every single week. 4th quarter drama. Always giving me hope. Don’t break my heart this week, please. #cowboys #CowboysNation #DalvsCle
— Lizzie (@Lizzie_McD) October 4, 2020
5. The End
Dallas was either going to notch the greatest comeback in its franchise history, or the Browns would hold on to go 3-1.
Toward the end of the 4th Quarter, no one really knew for sure which way the game would go.
But OBJ came up huge again with a 50 yard TD run.
OBJ CLUTCH TD RUN 🤯
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 4, 2020
After the game, OBJ talked about Kareem Hunt and Harrison Bryant giving him advice prior to the play.
OBJ on the TD run: “I just turned on the jets…" pic.twitter.com/okGpPVWwLm
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 4, 2020
But the drama wasn’t over yet.
The Browns who had absolutely no issues on special teams the entire game had the extra point blocked.
Clearly, it was their day because they turned a blocked extra point into a successful 2 point conversion.
The Browns getting an extra point blocked but then getting a 2 PT conversion off it is the most anti-Browns thing ever#ClevelandBrowns #CLEvDAL Browns at Cowboys
— Danielle (@loosebricks) October 4, 2020
The 2 point conversion capped a huge win that was the result of great play calling, decision making, and no turnovers by the Browns.
Final score was 49-38.
6. Postgame Thoughts
Coach Stefanski’s response when asked about going 3-1.
“I think it makes sense to break the season up into quarters. Finishing the first quarter 3-1 is well done by the guys, but it is a four-quarter game and it is a four-quarter season. Once we watch the tape and try to get better after this win, the focus goes right back to the next opponent for next week. There is really no time to really spend much time thinking about it.”
The Browns have not been 3-1 after Week 4 since the 2001 season.
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