Browns get improbable 23-17 overtime victory over Buccaneers

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The Buccaneers were in control for much of Sunday’s game against the Browns.

While Cleveland scored a touchdown on its opening possession, the club didn’t put up any more points after Cade York‘s 51-yard field goal with 2:22 left in the first quarter.

That is, until late in the fourth quarter.

Tight end David Njoku hauled in what was quite possibly the catch of his career — nabbing a one-handed touchdown with 32 seconds left in regulation to tie the game 17-17. And in overtime, running back Nick Chubb powered his way to a 3-yard touchdown to give Cleveland a 23-17 comeback victory over the Bucs.

Tampa Bay scored 10 straight points with Ryan Succop’s 42-yard field goal and a 5-yard, third-quarter touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Ko Kieft to go up 17-10. But the Buccaneers kept the Browns in it by punting on their next four possessions.

And after Cleveland scored its late touchdown, Tampa Bay displayed some poor clock management to help the game get to overtime. Though the Bucs had three timeouts, they didn’t call one after Brady’s first completion, which came with about 28 seconds left. So, the clock ran out and the game went to overtime.

Though the Buccaneers got two possessions in the extra period, the club punted both times. The Browns were able to take advantage of it after the second punt.

Receiver Amari Cooper got the Browns in scoring position with a 45-yard reception on third-and-4. The Bucs defender fell down near the line of scrimmage, which left Cooper wide open.

A couple of plays later, Chubb ran into the end zone to end the game.

In his last start before the end of Deshaun Watson’s suspension, Jacoby Brissett finished 23-of-37 for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The pick came on a Hail Mary on the last play of the first half.

Cooper finished with seven catches for 94 yards. Nick Chubb went over 1,000 yards on the season with 26 carries for 116 yards and his game-winning TD. Receiver Anthony Schwartz scored Cleveland’s other touchdown with a little trickery, a 31-yard end around in the first quarter.

Edge rusher Myles Garrett had a strong game, recording 1.5 sacks, three QB hits, and a tackle for loss.

Brady was 29-of-43 passing for 246 yards with two touchdowns. Chris Godwin led with 12 catches for 110 yards with a TD. Receiver Mike Evans eclipsed 10,000 yards receiving for his career, catching a pair of passes for 31 yards.

The loss may have been even more costly for the Buccaneers, who lost offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs to an apparent left leg injury during overtime. He was carted off the field.

Now 4-7, the Browns will face the Texans next week. Deshaun Watson is expected to make his debut at quarterback.

The 5-6 Buccaneers will host the Saints next Monday night in Week 13.

66 responses to “Browns get improbable 23-17 overtime victory over Buccaneers

  1. Clear as day that Belichick made Brady. Brady needs a super team and a great coach to be great.

    Peyton Manning and Joe Montana made their coaches. They don’t need a great coach to be great.

    Y’all can take that Brady=Goat nonsense and you know where to shove it.

  2. Lol!

    NHPats and creepy Willy Lee on the watch. Mortifying to see Mac Jones outperform Brady yet again.

  3. Brady beaten by his 3rd string backup in New England. If this isn’t a sign for him to retire, nothing is.

  4. touchback6 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 4:58 pm
    Lol!

    NHPats and creepy Willy Lee on the watch. Mortifying to see Mac Jones outperform Brady yet again.
    —-
    Bailey Zappe also outplayed Tiny Arm Tommy vs those very same Browns 🤭🤭🤭

  5. Boy Tommy throwing Arians out the door sure looks like a genius decision doesn’t it lolol

    Weird cause I was told it’s all Brady and all of his coaches and teammates are just along for the ride. 🤔🤔🤔

  6. Browns should stick with Brissett!

    Watson will sink that organization just like Russ has done in Denver.

  7. clownbaby37 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:02 pm
    Why are they throwing 43 times against the worst run defense?

    121Rate This

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    Why BB drafted Garoppolo after Brady stayed in the shotgun constantly, losing 2 sbs to the Giants with that approach.

    It’s called ego and narcissism.

  8. And like clockwork, GMG and TB6 on here posting feverishly. Quite embarrassing little complexes coming from these two Patriots “fans”. Worry about all the holes the Patriots have. TB is a world away.

    It’s pathetic to claim Mac outplayed Brady. Mac has been an embarrassment all year and the Pats will miss the playoffs yet again…..something that never happened when Brad my led the squad.

    “Peyton Manning made his coaches”. Oh yea, that stat line of 3 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 74 QB rating in Super Bowls is really something to write home about.

  9. “Peyton Manning made his coaches”. Oh yea, that stat line of 3 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 74 QB rating in Super Bowls is really something to write home about.
    ——
    Manning elevated his coaches. Fact. He brought a sub .300 coach to the Super Bowl.

    Brady can’t elevate sweet jack squat. Couldn’t do it with the Patriots especially in his final season there and we’re seeing right now.

    Truth hurts.

  10. Otto Graham has 7 rings, I guess he is the GOAT

    Does Otto Graham also hold every major statistical QB record?

  11. The Tommy fan club is actually trying to measure up a guy that they want us to call the greatest of all time…. with Mac Jones. Talk about desperate 😂😂😂

  12. Calvin Hobbes says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:09 pm
    Otto Graham has 7 rings, I guess he is the GOAT

    I bet he didn’t cheat either.

  13. Manning elevated his coaches. Fact. He brought a sub .300 coach to the Super Bowl.

    Brady can’t elevate sweet jack squat. Couldn’t do it with the Patriots especially in his final season there and we’re seeing right now.

    Truth hurts.

    Sure buddy. He brought a perennial losing franchise to its first SB win in 20 years and first playoff win in almost the same amount of time. Goes out the next year and has an MVP season at age 44.

    Manning was awesome in 2013…….until the SB where he reverted back to the same old Manning who can’t win anything without being carried. 3 TDs, 5 INTs, 74 QB rating in SBs.

    You are right, the truth does hurt.

  14. It’s pathetic to claim Mac outplayed Brady.
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    Mac Jones vs Bucs last season: 100 rating
    Tiny Arm Tommy vs NE: 70 rating

    That’s pathetic all right but not the way you meant it 😉

  15. Manning elevated his coaches. Fact. He brought a sub .300 coach to the Super Bowl.


    Whatever, then why did he go 1 and done 9 times?

    EIGHT of those he had a top ten defense in BOTH scoring and yards allowed. AND a top 5 scoring offense…

    2 of those his D was number 1 in scoring..

    Truth hurts

  16. 2 yard Tammy throwing the ball every down to inflate his personal stats shows what this egomaniac narcissist is all about. If only a defensive player would defy goodells demands of not touching Brady and just level him in the backfield. That player would be immortalized and his jersey would be the best seller in the league. I’d have it framed on my wall alongside pollards

  17. Hey Stefanski on 4th and 9 at the 44 punt the ball and pin them back in a 7 point game. We were lucky to get the win.

  18. GMG with his “Tommy Fan Club”. Does he not understand the “fan club” consists of about 95% of the fort all world? At this point, almost everyone acknowledges TB is the GOAT. Every week you hear it. Like it or not, can’t argue with the masses. But please do tell us about how Manning “elevated” his coaches lolzzz

  19. patsfan1983 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:11 pm
    And like clockwork, GMG and TB6 on here posting feverishly. Quite embarrassing little complexes coming from these two Patriots “fans”. Worry about all the holes the Patriots have. TB is a world away.

    It’s pathetic to claim Mac outplayed Brady. Mac has been an embarrassment all year and the Pats will miss the playoffs yet again…..something that never happened when Brad my led the squad.

    “Peyton Manning made his coaches”. Oh yea, that stat line of 3 TDs, 5 INTs, and a 74 QB rating in Sup

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    Embarrassment? They changed the offense and he got cheapshotted in Week 4.

    Yes, Mac Jones outplayed Brady last year on national tv and again this week and Brady faced an awful team in Cleveland.

    Zappe shredded Cleveland.

    As a longtime season ticket holder family, I am not going to be a phony about what has happened to Tom Brady. He got what he signed up for. He sold his soul. Period. Deal with it, Brady Apologist.

    If NE lost to Cleveland and Brissett, we’d never hear the end of it.

  20. Sure buddy. He brought a perennial losing franchise to its first SB win in 20 years and first playoff win in almost the same amount of time. Goes out the next year and has an MVP season at age 44.
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    Funny how that only happened when he had Gronk and AB and his super team to make him look good.

    Alex Smith was great too with guys like Hill, Hunt, Kelce and Charles around him. System QBs usually are.

  21. thurmanmerman1 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:22 pm
    2 yard Tammy throwing the ball every down to inflate his personal stats shows what this egomaniac narcissist is all about. If only a defensive player would defy goodells demands of not touching Brady and just level him in the backfield. That player would be immortalized and his jersey would be the best seller in the league. I’d have it framed on my wall alongside pollards


    Gotta love the morons who want to see a player get injured

  22. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 27, 2022 at 4:56 pm
    Clear as day that Belichick made Brady. Brady needs a super team and a great coach to be great.

    Peyton Manning and Joe Montana made their coaches. They don’t need a great coach to be great.

    Y’all can take that Brady=Goat nonsense and you know where to shove it.

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    Belichick made Brady?!? You’re getting to the nonsensical level of your clueless troll buddy TB6.

  23. Alex Smith was great too with guys like Hill, Hunt, Kelce and Charles around him. System QBs usually are.


    Then why didn’t Alex Smith win a SB?

  24. touchback6 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 4:58 pm
    Lol!

    NHPats and creepy Willy Lee on the watch. Mortifying to see Mac Jones outperform Brady yet again.

    ———————-

    Slow your roll, little one. Mac Jones can barely outperform a wet sock and wouldn’t even be considered as a starting QB on many teams. I’m thrilled your excited that your favorite turnover machine has protected the ball for a couple games but he’s definitely not a quality QB.

  25. Embarrassment? They changed the offense and he got cheapshotted in Week 4.

    Yes, Mac Jones outplayed Brady last year on national tv and again this week and Brady faced an awful team in Cleveland.

    “They changed the offense…..” Dude, come to to grips. The Patriots offense stinks. Mac Jones is decent, but not a franchise QB. Who cares if Mac outplayed Brady in one meaningless game last year. Brady has been running laps round Jones and his twice his age.

    The Pats have literally done squat since Brady left and this year will be no different. BB continues to be a sub .500 coach without Brady. That my friends, is a fact despite whatever joke stats you and GMG make up.

  26. Peyton took a career .300 college coach to the Super Bowl. When Manning left the Colts cratered.

    Peyton made the coaching better. Period. Stone cold FACT.

    Brady doesn’t make his coaching better. Never did. He NEEDS good coaching to be great along with a super team. Had all of that in 2020-21 and no longer does and you see the results. A team and QB with a losing record. 🙁

  27. flash1224 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm
    Alex Smith was great too with guys like Hill, Hunt, Kelce and Charles around him. System QBs usually are.


    Then why didn’t Alex Smith win a SB?
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    Funny how Tommy’s Patriots were truck stomped twice by Alex Smith and his super team. Like with any system QB Brady too is a product of what’s around him. When it’s not so great I have to scroll to page 2 of league stats to find his passing ranking. Lol

  28. silentphart says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Belichick made Brady?!? You’re getting to the nonsensical level of your clueless troll buddy TB6.
    ——–

    There’s a very good chance that if Brady had gone to another team (remember, he’d be picked even lower than #199) he would’ve had a career like Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, or . . . Philip Rivers.

  29. Brady has been running laps round Jones and his twice his age.
    ——
    And like I said above the fan club in their desperation is still trying to measure up their boi against Mac Jones 😂😂😂😂😂

  30. Hilarious watching the bottom of the barrel Pats fans crap all over the QB that brought their franchise all of their success. Shows the lack of class, football intelligence AND emotional intelligence of some of these trolls. Jilted lover syndrome no doubt.

  31. Bucs desperately need a good QB that way they can actually hear teams like the Browns instead of going 0-fer in OT.

    Maybe there is a market for Zappe after all. I don’t want Tommy back so a good draft pick for Zappe would be nice and help NE find some talent to shore up their OL.

  32. Peyton made the coaching better. Period. Stone cold FACT.

    Brady doesn’t make his coaching better. Never did. He NEEDS good coaching to be great along with a super team. Had all of that in 2020-21 and no longer does and you see the results. A team and QB with a losing record.

    In Manning’s last year (the one where he was carried to the SB), he missed half the season with injury and Brock Osweiler kept the team winning. Brock Osweiler. But yes, tell us how only Brady needs a “super team” and Manning does it all himself.

  33. Another thing about Peyton. He WAS a coach on the field. Made the coaching staff’s job so much easier. Completely revolutionized the position. One of the many reasons why he is the greatest QB of this era, with Joe Cool being GOAT.

  34. What does all this say about Belichick that he can’t win without Brady? He has one career playoff win without TB as his QB and that was 30 years ago. Again this year the Pats are unlikely to make the playoffs and BB continues to be a .500 coach without TB.

    But please, tell me again how BB made TB.

  35. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:36 pm
    flash1224 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm
    Alex Smith was great too with guys like Hill, Hunt, Kelce and Charles around him. System QBs usually are.


    Then why didn’t Alex Smith win a SB?
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    Funny how Tommy’s Patriots were truck stomped twice by Alex Smith and his super team. Like with any system QB Brady too is a product of what’s around him. When it’s not so great I have to scroll to page 2 of league stats to find his passing ranking. Lol

    Yeah that’s all great … notice how you didn’t answer the question though

  36. In Manning’s last year (the one where he was carried to the SB), he missed half the season with injury and Brock Osweiler kept the team winning. Brock Osweiler. But yes, tell us how only Brady needs a “super team” and Manning does it all himself.
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    Manning also totally owns Brady. 3-1 in AFC championship games.

    He wasn’t carried to the Super Bowl he punked Tommy in the championship game like you’d expect an all time great to do to a guy who is lost when his system breaks down.

  37. Another thing about Peyton. He WAS a coach on the field. Made the coaching staff’s job so much easier. Completely revolutionized the position. One of the many reasons why he is the greatest QB of this era, with Joe Cool being GOAT.

    3 TDs and 5 INTs with a 74 rating in 4 SBs. No one claims Manning was.is better than Brady anymore. Well, no one who knows anything about football.

    Funny, you always hear coaches and players saying the same things about Brady being a coach on the field. That’s both before and after they call him the GOAT like 99% of anyone who’s ever watched a game.

  38. Tommy fan club so triggered

    The guy who posts 5 different things about Brady before the final whistle claims everyone else is triggered? For years, GMG can’t help but post nonsensical junk that nobody believes, likely himself included. But when he gets schooled it’s the other side that’s “triggered”.

  39. Peyton >>> Tommy

    I know Peyton would close the deal if he had a chance to go 19-0 he wouldn’t run his mouth to the opposing defense before laying the biggest egg in sports championship history.

  40. patsfan1983 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:24 pm
    GMG with his “Tommy Fan Club”. Does he not understand the “fan club” consists of about 95% of the fort all world?
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    No that’s not who I’m talking about. If you like Brady great. I don’t – but you can like whoever you want.

    I’m talking about the insecure Tommy lovers who get so triggered and offended when people like me or the Max Kellermans Rob Parker’s and Nick Wrights of the media don’t worship their hero. It really is hilarious especially when fans talk up Peyton Manning. Case in point. 🙂 also Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. And the names Arians, AB and of course Belichick get their panties in a twist lolol.

    None of them are Patriots fans. In fact they’re cheering against my team now as if to prove some kind of point. They really think any Patriots success means Brady’s legacy is damaged 😂😂😂😂😂 Yes they really are that insecure, all of ‘em. 🙂

    It’s like… they really DONT think Tommy is GOAT and they want to convince themselves he is. 🤔

  41. patsfan1983 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Peyton made the coaching better. Period. Stone cold FACT.

    Brady doesn’t make his coaching better. Never did. He NEEDS good coaching to be great along with a super team. Had all of that in 2020-21 and no longer does and you see the results. A team and QB with a losing record.

    In Manning’s last year (the one where he was carried to the SB), he missed half the season with injury and Brock Osweiler kept the team winning. Brock Osweiler. But yes, tell us how only Brady needs a “super team” and Manning does it all himself.

    ———————

    The Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since Manning left, 7 years ago. I wonder how come the Broncos haven’t been able to carry another QB to the SB the way they carried Manning as you claim.

  42. GMG claiming to be a Patriots fan. LAUGHABLE. He is one of the biggest Patriots trolls around.

  43. I’m talking about the insecure Tommy lovers who get so triggered and offended when people like me or the Max Kellermans Rob Parker’s and Nick Wrights of the media don’t worship their hero. It really is hilarious especially when fans talk up Peyton Manning. Case in point. 🙂 also Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. And the names Arians, AB and of course Belichick get their panties in a twist lolol.

    Nah, no one is insecure. We just like calling out the BS when we see it. Posting multiple times on each and every TB/Bucs article before the clock hits 0 is the definition of insecure. Sound like anyone you know? Look, you don’t have to call TB the GOAT. You are welcomed to your own opinion. Doesn’t mean you won’t get ridiculed.

    Fact is you like to needle then when someone comes back you yell “Tommy club is insecure”. That’s pathetic and why you get called on your BS by everyone other than TB6. If that’s the company you like to keep, by all means.

  44. The Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since Manning left, 7 years ago. I wonder how come the Broncos haven’t been able to carry another QB to the SB the way they carried Manning as you claim.

    I’m not “claiming” anything. The simple fact is the year the Broncos won the SB, Manning missed 7 games, had 9 TDs, 17 INTs and a 68 QB rating. If that’s not being carried please tell me what it is?

  45. Peyton >>> Tommy

    I know Peyton would close the deal if he had a chance to go 19-0 he wouldn’t run his mouth to the opposing defense before laying the biggest egg in sports championship history.

    Make up your mind. Before it was “Joe Montana’s the GOAT because he won SBs all by himself and didn’t need a team to help”. I simply point out that Peyton Manning has abysmal SB stats in his 4 SBs and you somehow get amnesia. So if Montana os better than Brady bc of his SB play, doesn’t that make Brady better than Manning for the same reason? Again, just trying to understand the logic you have applied.

  46. patsfan1983 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    The Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since Manning left, 7 years ago. I wonder how come the Broncos haven’t been able to carry another QB to the SB the way they carried Manning as you claim.

    I’m not “claiming” anything. The simple fact is the year the Broncos won the SB, Manning missed 7 games, had 9 TDs, 17 INTs and a 68 QB rating. If that’s not being carried please tell me what it is?

    ————-

    I don’t know but does that also mean Brady was carried to his 1st SB? His stats were nothing to write home about.

  47. I don’t know which Bowles decision was worst: punting on 4th and 2 from the browns 37, not calling timeout when the browns were goal to go at the end, or not calling timeout after the first play on the final drive in regulation. They would each qualify as a top ten dumb coaching decision of the year. Pretty amazing Bowles

  48. The Broncos haven’t made the playoffs since Manning left, 7 years ago. I wonder how come the Broncos haven’t been able to carry another QB to the SB the way they carried Manning as you claim.
    ——————
    Because their defense got a lot worse, they’ve had a string of horrible QBs and Mahomes entered the division? You do realize the only reason they made the playoffs that year was because manning was benched right?

  49. I got tired of reading the drivel here about Brady and Manning.

    Anyone who does not recognize the greatness of both of these QBs are either ignorant about football or so petty they refuse to acknowledge each QB’s greatness.

    Manning, at the end, was physically compromised. Of course, he lost a step or 3. Brady is 45!!! Do you really expect him to perform the way he did in his 20s, 30s and even early 40s? I do think he hung around 1 year too long, though.

    Try being a Browns, or Jets, or Bears, or Panthers, or Commanders, or Jaguars (until now) fan, and watching that QB play for the last decade or so!

    Sheesh.

  50. patsfan1983 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 5:49 pm
    Funny, you always hear coaches and players saying the same things about Brady being a coach on the field. That’s both before and after they call him the GOAT like 99% of anyone who’s ever watched a game.

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    Funny: Tom Brady – 1 Legitimate Super Bowl win in his career that isn’t followed by an asterisk due to cheating.

    Otto Graham: 7 Legitimate Championships, went to 10 straight championships. Zero cheating. Zero scandals.

    There is one GOAT at QB and his name is Otto. Brady isn’t in the conversation. The only people that think he is in that conversation is the Brady fanclub and people that don’t know anything about Pro Football.

  51. It’s not all on Brady. Too many dropped passes especially from Evans. Offensive line is not up to snuff. Defense was fairly solid until the 4th quarter – looks like they ran out of steam and allowed Browns to score. This Tampa team has a lot of issues all the way around. I don’t know if this is a Todd Bowles problem or something deeper. Anyhoo, I am pretty sure that Brady is gone after this season, which may be ending fairly soon at this rate.

  52. I don’t know but does that also mean Brady was carried to his 1st SB? His stats were nothing to write home about.
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    Hilarious that he actually got game mvp over Ty Law and Adam Vinatieri.

  53. Browns uniforms are fantastic!!

    Njoku, what a catch.

    T Bay, wow all those weapons and they’re struggling. Today’s NFL is tough to predict.

  54. I don’t know but does that also mean Brady was carried to his 1st SB? His stats were nothing to write home about.

    +++++++++++++++

    That is because he wasn’t given the ball except in 4 critical drives:
    #1, saved the team from own 3 yard line.
    #2, capitalized on two turnovers in Rams territory
    #3, put offense in FG range to win the game.

    Out of 145 yards, 127 yards came from these 4 drives. That, is something NO other would be able to do with Troy Brown. Hence Brady made Belichick the garbage look like a genius.

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