Following his workforce’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski mentioned he does not imagine in “ugly wins.”
CLEVELAND — Final week, the Cleveland Browns overcame an early storm and constant wins to beat the Houston Texans 10-7.
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This week, the Browns battled in opposition to rain all through everything of what wound up being a 22-17 victory vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
Between the low-scoring nature and constant parts that had been current in each video games, each of Cleveland’s final two victories had been described by many as “ugly.” Chatting with reporters on a Zoom name following his workforce’s win over the Eagles on Sunday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski took difficulty with that description.
“There is no such factor as an unpleasant win,” Stefanski mentioned. “That was a phenomenal win.”
To Stefanski’s level, it is wins and losses and never level differential that matter within the NFL standings. And thru 10 video games, the Browns lay declare to a 7-Three file — their finest 10-game begin since returning to the NFL in 1999.
Now sitting at second place within the AFC North, one recreation forward of the 6-Four Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland is at the moment within the thick of the AFC Wild Card race. With one of many simpler schedules within the NFL remaining, the Browns are well-positioned to finish an NFL-long 18-year playoff drought. And it does not matter whether or not they’ve gained “fairly” or “ugly” to get thus far.
“We’re fearful in regards to the singular focus. A win is a win and we’ll take it nonetheless we get there, we’ll take it,” Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield mentioned on Sunday. “So, protection enjoying lights out — you would possibly name it ‘ugly’ however Coach Stefanski referred to as it ‘lovely’ after the sport. Complementary soccer is what we wanted to perform that win in the present day.”
Having performed their previous three video games in Cleveland, the Browns will now hit the street for a pair of street video games in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. After that, they will return for a matchup in opposition to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Evening Soccer on Dec. 14, which might show pivotal of their quest to finish the NFL’s longest energetic playoff drought.