Dreams Do Come True!
One of the Browns most satisfying wins did happen that following week in Pittsburgh. I still don’t have my voice back from the extensive yelling and screaming I did that evening watching Cleveland humiliate Pittsburgh on national television. It’s also the night that most Steelers fans I know stopped their ruthless jokes and stood up and took notice that these “new” Browns were probably pretty good.
The week leading up to the game was a nightmare for Cleveland as they would be without offensive lineman Joel Bitonio and Stefanski. They would be in COVID protocols and wouldn’t be able to be at the game. Stefanski was instead in his house basement watching the game. Things didn’t seem ideal for the club and there weren’t many giving the team a chance at winning. Oh were they wrong.
Like a perfect ending to a great movie, the Browns capitalized on every mistake the Steelers made. It started with a football bloopers play where the first snap of the game went sailing back over quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s head and into the end zone where Cleveland was able to recover the football for a touchdown. I’m still crying with joy. From there it was all down hill for the Steelers.
Cleveland expanded and expanded the lead going up 28-0. Pittsburgh chipped away at the lead but in the end the Browns ran away from them and finished off their arch enemy once and for all 48-37. Tall tales end this way for the villain and it was sweet music to Browns fans worldwide.
What happens this upcoming game between these two teams is always up for debate and most games between the two have some added mustard to the story line to add a bit more taste. I expect this game will be one we are talking about the rest of the season, if not 20 years from now.