The Cleveland Browns are one of the most surprising teams in the NFL this season. They continued their luck beating the Atlanta Falcons 26-24 on a last second field goal. The Falcons fell to 4-7 and they still have a shot at being first in their division, with a Saints loss. The Browns improved to 7-4 and are right in the playoff race.
Browns receiver Josh Gordon had eight receptions for 120 yards, making his season debut. Isaiah Crowell continued his great season with 88 yards and two TDs. The Browns are in prime position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2002. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1994. They play at Buffalo next week and host Indianapolis and Cincinnati the following two weeks. Brian Hoyer didn’t look great today, throwing three interception, but he was able to keep them in the game.
Atlanta took advantage of the last pick Hoyer threw and drove down the field to take the lead with 44 seconds left on a Matt Bryant 53-yard field goal.
Hoyer drove the Browns right back down the field, setting up a 37-yard field goal from Billy Cundiff.
The Falcons defense continues to let them down and they are last in the NFL in opponents passing yards, allowing 281 yards a game. Atlanta schedule doesn’t get any easier with games against Arizona, Green Bay, and Pittsburgh. I expect the Falcons to lose those next three games. Atlanta has yet to beat a team outside of their division this season, going 0-7 in those games.
Listen to the crowd on this video, it sounds like the Falcons want Mike Smith out of their.