CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - After three weeks the Browns fans still have a season to talk about, something they have not always been able to say. A 34-20 over Washington lifted the Browns to 2-1 on the year, something they have not done since since 2011. It’s something they have now only done four times since returning to the league in 1999.
Join the crew as they discuss the Browns win on 5th Quarter.
The Browns took advantage of five turnovers, including three interceptions of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Nick Chubb paced the Browns offense with 108 yards on 19 carries, he scored two touchdowns. Kareem Hunt produced 46 yards on 16 carries, he added a touchdown reception.
Chubb’s second touchdown run of the day put the Browns up 31-20. Chubb took a hand off from Baker Mayfield went 20 yards around the left side for the score.
The touchdown was set up by an interception by BJ Goodson, it was the third interception of Haskins of the day for the Browns defense.
Baker Mayfield had an effective day, completing 16 of 23 passes for 156 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a rating of 117.3.
Harrison Bryant caught his first career touchdown pass to put the Browns up 24-20 with 11:14 remaining in the game. It was a three yard scoring strike.
The third quarter was owned and operated by Washington. Haskins connected with Dontrelle Inman for his second touchdown of the game to give them a 20-17 lead.
On their drive before that Antonio Gibson crashed into the end zone from three yards out for Washington’s first TD of the quarter.
Meanwhile, the Browns offense spent the third quarter trying to overcome the Washington pass rush. Mayfield was flagged for intentional grounding after being harassed by Montez Sweat. Sweat would also register a sack in the quarter.
The third quarter was a stark turnaround from the second. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt each found the end zone in the second quarter to get the Browns a 10 point half time lead.
Hunt, split out wide, hauled in a short pass from Baker Mayfield and bowled over Washington defenders near the goal line for a touchdown to make it 17-7
Two drives before that the Browns went up 10-7 with a 16-yard touchdown run that featured multiple broken tackles.
Both touchdowns were the result of interceptions.
Karl Joseph sparked the Browns first scoring drive, with an assist from Tavierre Thomas. Joseph intercepted Haskins, who had driven Washington inside Browns territory. Joseph ran it back deep into Washington territory before fumbling the ball. Thomas pounced on it to secure a short field for the Browns offense. Three plays later Chubb gave the Browns their first lead of the day.
Malcolm Smith intercepted Haskins to set up the Hunt touchdown reception. That drive started at the Washington 24 yard line.
Chase Young left the game in the 2nd quarter with a groin injury and was immediately ruled out for the game.
Inman put Washington up 7-0 in the first quarter with a 17 yard touchdown reception from Haskins. The play capped off a seven play, 75-yard drive.
The Browns offense stalled on it’s drives in the first quarter. On both drives rookie Jedrick Wills was flagged for a false start. The team overcame one of the penalties but still had to punt.
Washington coach Jennifer King, Browns coach Callie Brownson and officiator Sarah Thomas made NFL history Sunday.
This is the NFL’s first regular-season game where a female officiated and females coached for both teams.
The Browns travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys in Week 4. Dallas took a 1-1 record into play on Sunday.