The Cleveland Browns have been eliminated from the playoffs but that didn’t stop them from getting an impressive victory over the Commanders.
There are no meaningless games in the NFL even when you are eliminated from playoff contention there is plenty to play for. After an awful first half, the Cleveland Browns showed Sunday they were not packing it up and quitting on the season.
The team showed flashes fans have desperately wanted to see since Deshaun Watson returned from his suspension. Let’s look at three offensive players that stood out on Sunday.
Browns Offensive player that shined No. 3: Amari Cooper
On Sunday wide receiver Amari Cooper set a career-high in single-season touchdown catches after registering his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the year. Cooper has been dealing with a hip injury that at times limited what he was able to do on the field. But Sunday he looked healthy and explosive and was a reliable target for Watson in the passing game.
Cooper was able to get the offense jump-started in the second half when he ran a great comeback route then shed a tackle to take it 46 yards for the team’s first score. The chemistry between Watson and Cooper continues to grow after comments were made during the week that the duo plan to spend a lot of time working together in the offseason.
It was a relief for fans to see the two playing well together showing some chemistry and a preview of what may be coming next season for the offense.