With two minutes and 51 seconds left to play in yesterday’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons, quarterback Brian Hoyer threw an interception that was picked off in the end zone by Desmond Trufant. The score at the time was 23-21 Browns, but can you imagine the thoughts going through my head?
Profanity aside, they were something along the lines of, “Well, this is setting up to be a typical Browns loss. Same-old Browns…”
It appeared as if my worst fears became a reality during the next drive when the Falcons drove down to Cleveland’s 35-yard line, and kicker Matt Bryant converted a 53-yard field goal to give Atlanta a 24-23 lead.
My thoughts at that moment? You guessed it: “Same-old Browns…”
Except that’s where I was wrong. Shame on me for even thinking that as well.
There have been plenty of themes that have developed throughout the course of this season, but none more significant than this one: These are not the same-old Browns. Continue reading