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3 Cleveland Browns players that came to play in big win against Colts
A win is a win in the NFL and regardless of how it looked, they all count the same and the Cleveland Browns now have hold a 4-2 record on the season after a comeback 39-38 over the Indianapolis Colts. It was a win on the road, where the Browns’s franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson returned for a quarter of play before getting reinjured after a hard tackle. Even with that, the team managed to stay in the game and pulled off the victory.
The Cleveland defense came into the game with a lot of headlines because they had been stopping their opponents in their tracks. In this game though they didn’t stop Indianapolis from making big play after big play and racking up 456 yards of offense. But they also were able to force four turnovers and those moments gave the Browns just enough momentum to get them to the finish line and the win.
Many Cleveland players stood out in the big win so let’s look at three of those now.
Whenever you think you’ve seen and said everything great about defensive end Myles Garrett you see him again do things that just make you speechless because he does something brilliant. What he did on Sunday against the Colts was mind-blowing. He literally kept the Browns close and helped them grab the lead multiple times as the game progressed. He finished with two strip sacks which led to a Browns touchdowns. His second forced fumble of the quarterback occurred in the endzone and fellow teammate Tony Fields fell on the loose ball for the the score.
Garrett also had another highlight reel play where he jumped over an offensive line player for the Colts as he blocked a potential field goal attempt by Indy. You don’t see your average NFL player leaping tall buildings in pursuit of the football but for Garrett, he made the play look easy. That led the Browns to score another field goal and was an important six-point swing in a tightly contested ball game.
MYLES GARRETT LEAPS THE LINE FOR THE BLOCKED FG !!! pic.twitter.com/HYRhd0DkJY
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) October 22, 2023
For the season Garrett now has 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. He’s the biggest headache for offensive linemen across the league and he doesn’t look like he’s slowing down in this his seventh season. What will he do next week against the Seattle Seahawks? We’ll all be watching.
Props go out to Karem Hunt in this game as he came up with two touchdowns, none bigger than his game-winner on 4th and goal with 15 seconds left in the game. We weren’t sure if we’d see Hunt in this game as he was nursing a hip injury but he played and was an important presence on an offense that was struggling at times during the game.
His first score was a two-yard direct snap to him at the goal line in the first half. That knotted the game up at 14-14 and got the team back in the game. The final touchdown was stellar as he managed to sneak the ball over the goalline on the team’s final attempt at the win. His linemen did the job of creating just enough space for him to get over the goal.
Kareem Hunt crosses the goal line. @Browns up with 15 seconds to go!
— NFL (@NFL) October 22, 2023
With the loss of Nick Chubb to injury, it was a good move to bring back Hunt to the team and he has stepped up in big ways so far this season to help his team. He already has scored three touchdowns in four games.
The Browns backup quarterback PJ. Walker got the chance to help his team on Sunday after they lost their starter Deshaun Watson to injury. Walker stepped up again like he did last week when he got the start against the San Francisco 49ers and led the team to another victory. It seems like everyone in Cleveland is looking for a new quarterback because Watson is hurt but Walker is now 2-0 and has risen in the big moments of games to pull off the victories.
Last week, Walker led the Browns on a late fourth-quarter drive that got them a game-winning field. This week he led the team on a huge 80-yard drive in the last two and a half minutes of the game to pull off the win. You can say what you want about the struggles at the quarterback position for Cleveland so far this season but the team and Walker are winning.
Now the Browns travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. This will be the first time the team has played there since 2015. Historically, Cleveland has really struggled when they play out there but this season has been very different for them so there will certainly be more fireworks to come.