In the wake of the news that Deshaun Watson’s season is over, the Browns turned to rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson this week. The Browns were able to pull out a 13-10 win over the Steelers on Sunday with the help of Thompson-Robinson. Despite struggling to move the ball in the second half, Thompson-Robinson completed four straight passes for 39 yards that moved the Browns into position for Dustin Hopkins’ game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski praised Thompson-Robinson’s ability to step up in big moments after the win. “Those are big moments, where you’re looking for your guy to come through,” he said via Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. “He came through.” Thompson-Robinson also completed 13 out of 16 passes as the Browns moved out to a 10-0 lead in the first half, but five punts and an interception in the second half helped keep things close. However, it was Thompson-Robinson who got them done at the end, and their playoff hopes look better as a result.