Bleacher Report

Nick Chubb had 104 yards on only 14 carries against the Commanders.

Robert Carcelli, Sports Writer

The Cleveland Browns beat the Washington Commanders with a score of 24-10 on Sunday, January 1. This helped them improve their record to 7-9.

The Browns have already been knocked out of the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t ruin other teams’ playoff hopes.

This past game, Browns QB Deshaun Watson has been struggling getting back into rhythm after not playing for over 700 days.

He started off slow, that is until the second half. Watson popped off for three throwing touchdowns and a passer rating of 122.5, leading his team to the win against a playoff-contending team.

“That was definitely the potential of what the future can hold,” says Watson.

The Browns defense also played much better than usual; the defense forced three interceptions and three sacks as well.

Browns’ safety Grant Delpit had two of the three interceptions on Sunday, setting his career high in interceptions.

“Yeah, I thought we might (see Heinicke) just because he was available and the other quarterback was struggling a little bit, but they stuck with him,” says Delpit.

The win was made of multiple big plays from the offense. Watson and Cooper connected on two touchdowns, one from 33 yards out and the other from 46 yards. This gave the Cleveland team the buzz they needed.

On top of the deadly throwing game, Nick Chubb dominated the ground with 104 yards on only 14 carries. Chubb has now had four straight 1000 yard seasons, proving his point as the most dominant rusher in the NFL.

“We missed a couple of tackles, missed a couple of them completely. You can’t miss tackles on good players.” says Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera after their loss.

Both teams now have no hope for the playoffs and will begin to prepare for next season, where the future is bright for both teams.