CLEVELAND — A good day's work for the Browns, as they came from behind a couple of times but in the end beat the Washington Football Team by a score of 34-20.
A bit of a slow start offensively. They couldn't keep drives going, and they became a little bit pass happy. That led to Washington jumping out to a 7-0 lead.
But once the Browns stated to do what they realize they do best--run the football with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt--they got back on track, and led by 10 at the end of the first half. Unfortunately, they got pass happy again early in the second half, and that turned into a 20-17 deficit.
Then, the alarm clock once again went off: It was time for Nick Chubb to take over the game, and that's exactly what he did.
Chubb had over 120 total yards and ran for two touchdowns, a tremendous zig-zagging run in the first half and an electrifying sweep around the left side of his offensive line in the second half that was good for 20 yards and another score. That put the game into the win column.
Besides Chubb, the other thing that showed up on this Sunday was turnovers, courtesy of the Browns defense. It was the first time they had intercepted a pass all season, and in fact, they got three off of Dwayne Haskins. All of those interceptions turned into points, and they also picked up two fumbles, the second coming on an amazing strip sack by Myles Garrett.
So the Browns are exactly where a lot of people though they would be when the schedule was released: They're 2-1 after losing to Baltimore in Week 1 (which a lot of teams will do this year), but then won the games they were supposed to win against Cincinnati and Washington.
But now, it gets real, and on the road next Sunday the Browns will have to play better (in fact, much better), and they'll have to be more "even Steven" offensively and defensively when the go to Dallas and take on the Cowboys. On the plus side, they go there with a winning record for the first time since 2014, up and over the .500 mark.