CLEVELAND — The tradition returned to the shores of Lake Erie Sunday, and it was the home fans who went home happy.
The Browns earned a hard-fought 31-21 victory over the Houston Texans in their home opener, overcoming come early sluggishness to pull away late. Baker Mayfield fought through a shoulder injury to score touchdowns both on the ground and through the air, and Nick Chubb helped put the game on ice with a 26-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter.
While the game was tense at times, it was just what the doctor ordered, especially after last week's gut-wrenching loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Cleveland is now 1-1, putting them in an early three-way tie for first atop the AFC North.
Unlike Week 1, fans were in a good mood postgame, with several taking to social media to express their joy at getting to celebrate a "Victory Monday" tomorrow. But some concerns still linger, especially when it comes to the Browns' defense.
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