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Brown Lose In Overtime…Again

Sunday, October 21st– the Browns had another game ahead of them. The Browns were set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium at 1 p.m. At the start of the game, the Browns record was 2-3-1, while the Buccaneers were 2-3.

The game started strong for the Browns with a quick 2 points coming from a safety. They didn’t lead for long, the Browns went into halftime losing 16-2 The offense seemed flat and the defense was doing the best they could against a high-powered offense.

In the second half, Baker Mayfield rushed for 41 yards, with 35 coming on second-and-26 play in the fourth quarter. Another rush, on fourth-and-2 in the second quarter, ended with Mayfield fumbling the ball out-of-bounds short of the first down marker at the Buccaneers 10-yard line.

The Browns would eventually go into their 4th overtime game this season which puts the Browns 1 game below the record for most overtime games in a season. The Browns still have 9 games to play, on pace to break the record. None the less its been an exiting season.

The Browns would end up losing to the Buccaneers 26-23 Sunday with 1:50 left in OT. Chandler Catanzaro lead Tampa Bay to a victory by kicking a 59-yard field goal. The Buccaneers took advantage of a Jabrill Peppers’ fumble on a punt return that started the Buccaneers at the Browns’ 48 with 3:12 left in the 10-minute session. The Browns would put up a fight sacking Tampa Bay’s QB, Jameis Winston, for over 20 yards before the Bucks would reach the Field goal target line.

We asked varsity football player Billy Murphy, a Junior at LHS, his thoughts on the game. “I really wanted the Browns to win that game. I thought they were for sure going to lose, so I turned off the game, but when I heard they were headed to OT I had to watch. The end was so disappointing and the Browns really shot themselves in the foot.”

 

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