Browns hold on for first win of season
There may not be a happier 1-14 team in NFL history than the 2016 Cleveland Browns. The Browns were able to hold off Phillip Rivers and the Chargers 20-17 for their first win of the season on Christmas Eve. Cleveland’s offense came courtesy of Isiah Crowell, who had two rushing touchdowns on the ground against the undermanned Chargers.
Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III was knocked out of the game for what officials called an apparent concussion, however Cody Kessler came in to finish off San Diego. The 5-10 Chargers, who have been long rumored to be moving to Los Angeles next season, may have sealed the fate of current head coach Mike McKoy today.
Reports had surfaced the team would rebrand with a new logo and name, and the way San Diego has closed out the past two seasons a new coach is likely apart of the move.
With the win Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers have the inside track on the first pick overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Should the Niners and Browns both finish 1-15, San Francisco would get the top pick, thanks to the strength of schedule tiebreaker.
The Chargers official Twitter account tweeted an accurate reaction to the team’s loss:
going to bed.
— #SDvsCLE (@Chargers) March 16, 2007