The Browns beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to a score of 6-3, good for the Browns’ first win of this season. Running back Jamal Lewis essentially was the offense, rushing for 117 yards on 31 carries. Quarterback Derek Anderson, on the other hand, had a much more epic game. He went 2/17 for 23 yards with an interception. For the entire game. Let that sink in for a moment and try to wrap your mind around how the Browns actually won that game. You’d have better luck figuring out quantum physics.
Now, I understand there were nine dropped passes by receivers in the game, but this is one of the most jaw-dropping stats I’ve ever seen. However, that makes it all the more fitting for this team. The defense and special teams – including a plethora of mistakes on the behalf of the Bills – were the reasons for the win. Buffalo fans have to be sick right now.
Most Browns fans at this point will say “a win is a win.” Most of the time I would agree, but this game was almost too ugly to even consider this a step in the right direction. I suppose getting a win in the first game of the post-Braylon Edwards era was important and, hey, those 0-16 discussions can be laid to rest! A devotion to the running game was good to see and it might help the Browns compete with the Steelers, but completing 11% of your passes shouldn’t beat anyone. How this happened to the Bills is…just…mystifing.
How ’bout them Brownies! Reaching exciting new levels of ineptitude every single year!