Browns Week 13 studs and duds: Donovan Peoples-Jones ends ugly streak

Browns, Donovan Peoples-Jones. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Donovan Peoples-Jones ended a 121-game streak as he was the first player to score a touchdown on a punt return for the Cleveland Browns since 2015 as he led his team to a win

Make it two wins in a row for the Cleveland Browns who followed up their win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by beating the Texans in Houston.

It wasn’t pretty on offense as Deshaun Watson made his debut but the defense and special teams both stood up and did their job. The result was a 27-17 win for Cleveland as they improved to 5-7 on the season.

Here’s a look back at their latest game as we identify the studs and duds from Week 13.

Browns Week 13 studs and duds

Browns, Tony Fields II. (Photo by Logan Riely/Getty Images) /

Stud: Tony Fields, II

Tony Fields has been quiet over the past two seasons with just 15 tackles to his name entering the game. Then, he decided to have the game of his career.

First, it was a pick-six as he caught a pass that was tipped by Chase Winovich. Not long after that, he was the beneficiary of a fumble caused by Jordan Kunaszyk.

It will be hard to duplicate the success he had in this one but it was a nice breakout game for the second-year linebacker.

Dud: Anthony Schwartz, Wide Receiver

Before the game this weekend, Antony Schwartz opened up about his own battles with mental health. He said he’s allowed himself to get in a dark place as he struggles to make it in the NFL and was letting a lot of the negativity from social media affect him.

He had just come off his best game of the season with a 31-yard touchdown run and a 17-yard catch for a first down in their win over Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep things going in Week 13.

Schwartz was able to catch the first completion on the day from Deshaun Watson and originally had 14 yards but then fumbled the ball away. The great position allowed the Texans to go up 3-0 early and raised more concerns about Schwartz and his future with the team. Making it worse, he suffered a head injury and was unable to try and redeem himself.