As the clock ticked down to 1:18 in regulation, quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson and the Browns found themselves in a tough spot. They hadn’t scored since the end of the first half, with five punts and an interception through the third and fourth quarters. However, head coach Kevin Stefanski had faith in his young quarterback, and it paid off.
Thompson-Robinson hit all four of his passes for 39 yards, putting the Browns in field goal position. He then spiked the ball to stop the clock with just five seconds remaining. Dustin Hopkins sent his 34-yard field goal through the uprights, securing a seventh win for Cleveland.
In his postgame press conference, Thompson-Robinson reflected on the final drive and what made it successful. “I think we just came together,” he said. “Everybody had their job, knew what their job was, and executed.” The O-linemen, running backs, receivers – everyone played their part in that winning drive.
While Thompson-Robinson was happy about his team’s victory, he remained focused on next week’s game against Denver. This win was special for him because it was his first as an NFL starter – but he wasn’t taking too much time to linger on it. Instead, he was already thinking about what he needed to do to prepare for next week’s matchup.