Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab discuss the Browns 23-17 overtime victory over Tampa Bay. Brissett led Cleveland to a 4-7 record over the first 12 weeks of the season. Week 13 brings with it the return of the suspended Deshaun Watson. Watson will make his season debut in Houston of all places against his old team. Can he help the Browns run the table, and find their way into the postseason? Hear the full conversation on the You Pod to Win the Game podcast. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen.
CHARLES ROBINSON: The Cleveland Browns, at home, beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 to 17 in overtime, in a game that-- look, the Browns, the faintest of playoff hopes right now. But I said Buffalo, Tampa Bay, they've got to split that two. It'd be great if they could win both games. They've got to split that two to be able to hand a team off to Deshaun Watson that could conceivably run the table and hit 10 wins.
Do I think that's going to happen? No, I don't. But they did it. Deshaun Watson's going to come in against Houston next week with a team that, look, they'd have to have a lot of things go the right way. Like I said, they'd have to run the table to have any shot at a playoff run. But they're not completely dead.
FRANK SCHWAB: I do want to give, real quick, a shout-out to Jacoby Brissett. Because in this game-- look, they got-- I believe it was fourth and 10 at the end. He throws up a ball to Njoku. Then David Njoku makes a great play on it to tie the game.
CHARLES ROBINSON: One-hander.
FRANK SCHWAB: Fantastic catch. But then in overtime, they get the ball. It looks like, OK, we might get a tie here. Brissett drives them down. Huge pass to Amari Cooper to set up Nick Chubb's game-winning touchdown.
And Jacoby Brissett, I thought during this 11 games, he's going to give over the job to Deshaun Watson. I thought over these 11 games, Jacoby Brissett showed a lot of things. Yeah, they're only 4 and 7, but that's not all his fault.
I thought he played well, to the point of he's now signed 10 more years' worth of checks as the backup quarterback, if he wants. Or he's going to get a Marcus Mariota type of, hey, be our bridge quarterback. We'll give you a chance to start this year, whatever it is for Jacoby Brissett.
I thought over this whole deal, he accounted himself very well. And including today, he was a big part of their win. And he can hand that team over now to Deshaun Watson and say, well, that isn't as pretty as it should have been, but we're not dead. It could have been 3 and 8.