Although the Cleveland Browns’ game on Sunday was very winnable, fans still want to talk about the Browns coming away with moral victories.
The Cleveland Browns had a late charge in the fourth quarter and overcame a 14 point deficit to the Pittsburgh Steelers to take the game into overtime on Sunday.
Led by a defense that forced six turnovers, the Browns had chances at the end of the fourth quarter and in overtime to win the game.
Despite having good field position, the Browns offense would falter, leading to turnovers or punts. Ultimately, the Steelers could not take advantage of the Browns’ mistakes, and led to a tie in the first week of the season.
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Following the game, fans were talking about the moral victories for the Browns. Cleveland coming back from a two-score deficit and the defense creating six turnovers were the main points.
But Browns fans should be sick and tired of moral victories after having a full season of them last year. Sunday was a winnable game and a game that the Browns should have come away with victorious.
Yes, the defense was really good and was a bright spot for the Browns in a sloppy game. The effort the team showed late in the game was great. But the performance they put up on Sunday should almost always end up with the Browns coming away with a victory.
The Browns defense created six turnovers. However, the Browns offense only came away with seven points off the turnovers. Three of the turnovers occurred on the Steelers side of the field, creating great opportunities for the offense to come away with points.
And yet, the offense could not capitalize and the Browns had to settle with a tie instead of a win. If the Browns want to turn the organization around, these are the types of games they need to win.
Cleveland has the talent to win games in 2018, and the fans should be demanding victories in the record book instead of moral victories. The Browns made a great comeback, but they need to finish that game off. A win Sunday would have created great momentum to begin the season.
It is time to start aiming higher than moral victories for Browns fans. With what happened Sunday, Browns fans should be more upset that they did not start the season 1-0 instead of talking about the moral victories.