CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett wasn’t in search of sympathy and he didn’t need any ceremonial sendoff.
In spite of everything, he’s not leaving.
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The Browns gave him one anyway.
Nick Chubb scored on a 3-yard landing run with 19 seconds left in additional time and Cleveland rallied Sunday to stun Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-17 in Brissett’s closing begin earlier than Deshaun Watson returns from his 11-game suspension.
Afterward, the Browns gave Brissett a recreation ball earlier than the favored 29-year-old channeled Brady, his former teammate in New England.
“I imply this in no disrespect,“ Brissett mentioned when requested how he felt after the comeback win. ”However within the phrases of Tom Brady, that was (expletive) superior. That was (expletive) superior.”
Chubb powered by means of a pile of our bodies on the objective line because the Browns (4-7) despatched Brissett off with a win as they transition to Watson, who was banned by the NFL for sexual misconduct allegations. He’ll begin subsequent week in Houston, which traded him to Cleveland in March.
So this was a particular one for Brissett, who has been invaluable to the Browns throughout one other turbulent season.
“I’m clearly grateful for this chance and grateful for these males in that room,” mentioned Brissett, who additionally threw a key block on receiver Anthony Schwartz’s 31-yard TD run. “This was an incredible recreation to form of finish it on, however now we have to stack them.”
Chubb’s quick TD was arrange when Brissett c onnected on a 45-yard move to large receiver Amari Cooper, who discovered himself large open when Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis III slipped and fell close to midfield.
The Browns compelled OT on tight finish David Njoku’s outstanding, one-handed TD catch with 32 seconds left in regulation. Njoku prolonged his left arm to haul in Brissett’s 12-yard scoring strike behind the tip zone.
“I threw it, and I believed I threw it too excessive and I used to be about to start out crying,” Brissett mentioned. “I noticed him pull it down, and I used to be like, ‘I might have ran up and kissed him.’ Clearly I didn’t.”
Brady threw two landing passes, however couldn’t get something going within the 10-minute OT because the Bucs (5-6) have been unable to maintain their momentum going following a bye.
“Seventeen factors isn’t going to do it,” Brady mentioned. “It’s been the identical factor all yr. We’re not scoring sufficient factors. Each play is a person win or loss, and we’re dropping too many. There have been too many performs the place we weren’t on the correct web page, and we’ve bought to appropriate that.”
Led by All-Professional finish Myles Garrett, who had 1 1/2 sacks, the Browns held Tampa Bay and not using a level on its closing seven possessions.
Garrett performed the ultimate minutes of regulation and OT in excessive ache after aggravating a shoulder harm sustained in a automotive crash.
“It damage actually unhealthy,“ mentioned Garrett, who intends to place off surgical procedure till after the season. “I believed I had damaged one thing.”
Brady accomplished 29 of 43 passes for 246 yards and was sacked 3 times.
Brissett went 23 of 37 for 210 yards with one TD and an interception. Chubb completed with 116 yards on 26 carries.
Brady opened the second half by finishing his first six passes, together with a 28-yarder to Mike Evans, who grew to become the primary Tampa Bay participant to succeed in 10,000 yards receiving.
The Buccaneers took a 17-10 lead when Brady linked with rookie Ko Kieft on a 5-yard scoring move. It was the 638th TD move for Brady, and No. 1 for Kieft, who’s listed because the crew’s fourth-string tight finish.
Stadium safety personnel caught a skunk that was on the unfastened inside FirstEnergy Stadium in the course of the recreation.
The critter was looking for meals and hid underneath a step within the decrease bowl part above the tunnel resulting in Cleveland’s locker room. The skunk was trapped with a field and launched unhurt.
Massive round rings of tire tracks have been nonetheless seen on Cleveland’s discipline after an intruder broke into the stadium earlier within the week and drove a automobile on the turf.
The unknown suspect, who broke into the stadium on Monday evening, brought on superficial harm and divots.
Police are investigating the incident, which compelled the stadium’s upkeep crew to make repairs to get the floor recreation prepared.
Buccaneers: RT Tristan Wirfs was carted off the sphere in OT after sustaining an obvious critical leg harm. He favored the leg whereas strolling within the locker room. “You hope it’s not as unhealthy because it appears to be like,” coach Todd Bowles mentioned.
Browns: CB A.J. Inexperienced (head) left the sphere after making a low deal with late within the first quarter. An official observed Inexperienced staggering and escorted him off.
Buccaneers: Host New Orleans on Dec. 5.
Browns: Watson performs his first recreation in 700 days in opposition to the Texans, who drafted him in 2017.