This time, the Cleveland Browns are on the right side of history. In Sunday night’s special case season finisher game against the Steelers, Cleveland shouted out to a 28-0 first quarter lead. The Browns’ 28 first quarter focuses is the most by a group in NFL postseason history.
The scoring binge began when Karl Joseph gathered up Maurkice Pouncey’s high snap in the end zone on the game’s first play from scrimmage. Minutes after the fact, after M.J. Stewart took out Ben Roethlisberger, Baker Mayfield and Jarvis Landry associated on a 40-yard score pass. A Pittsburgh punt was trailed by Kareem Hunt’s 11-yard score run. Sheldrick Redwine’s pick of Roethlisberger on Pittsburgh’s next belonging set up Hunt’s eight-yard score run.
The Browns are attempting to win their first season finisher game since 2002, when Cleveland – drove by Bill Belichick – crushed Bill Parcells’ Patriots in the special case round. Cleveland had a day in and day out lead over the Steelers in the 2002 trump card round (the last time Cleveland was in the end of the season games) before Tommy Maddox energized Pittsburgh to a 36-33 success.
While a 28-point first quarter is adequately stunning, making the Browns’ fast beginning considerably more stunning is the way that Cleveland had to rehearse essentially for the majority of the week because of a COVID-19 episode.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski, a Coach of the Year up-and-comer, is watching the game at home in the wake of testing positive for the infection. The Browns are likewise playing without starters Olivier Vernon, cornerback Denzel Ward and hostile lineman Joel Bitonio.
The Browns may have set the primary quarter postseason scoring record, however Washington’s 1987 group actually holds the record for the most points scored in a solitary season playoff game. Washington, behind four Doug Williams score passes, scored 35 focuses in the second quarter of their 42-10 success over the Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.