In Week 3, the Cleveland Browns won their first game in nearly two years. In Week 5, they won their first game on a Sunday in nearly three years.
For the third time in five weeks, Cleveland went to overtime. After tying and losing in their previous extra frames, the Browns finally pulled a victory out. Greg Joseph’s kick was anything but perfect, but it went through.
Twitter reacted strongly to Cleveland’s victory.
— The Ringer (@ringer) October 7, 2018
Those Browns! Gotta love them! Was this their third OT this year?
— FantasyFootballChick (@liveocgirl) October 7, 2018
Wow – I’m not even sure the Browns kicker is convinced that went in. #BALvsCLE
— Cousin Sal (@TheCousinSal) October 7, 2018
Bold move from the Browns kicker to bust out the Knucklepuck. The Browns are 2-0-1 at home this year!!
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 7, 2018
Cleveland’s win came despite some questionable officiating in overtime. On a fourth-and-five, clear contact was ignored when the pass was deemed uncathable.
Twitter had strong feelings about that, as well.
Kinda hard to win when #Browns are playing the officials too. Regardless of catchability, I didn't know tackling a WR running a route was legal
— Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) October 7, 2018
While the no-call is no less egregious now, it will feel much less bitter for the fans in Cleveland, who are now cheering for a 2-2-1 team.
Hopefully Browns fans at least get some decent beer this time.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) October 7, 2018
We suppose all’s well that ends well, this week.