COLUMN: Super Bowl? Super Browns.


AP Photo/Ben Margot

“Cleveland Browns cornerback M.J. Stewart (36) celebrates after intercepting a pass against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)”

Jack O'Rourke, Staff Reporter

As an aspiring sports journalist, it would be idiotic of me to write a biased piece about the Cleveland Browns following their 41-35 win over the Tennessee Titans. Quite frankly, it would be irresponsible of me. 

With that being said, head coach Kevin Stefanski may possibly be the greatest leader of the free world, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt should share the MVP trophy, Myles Garrett is a lock for defensive player of the year, Rashard Higgins is the most underrated receiver in the NFL, and Baker Mayfield is a franchise quarterback. Questions? Didn’t think so. 

Earlier in the Browns’ season, I wrote an article voicing my frustrations over the  Browns’ inability to beat top tier NFL teams. On Sunday, Dec. 6, the Browns proved me wrong as they beat last season’s AFC runner-up Titans, a team that will likely make the playoffs this season. 

The Orange and Brown led 38-7 at halftime before switching to a more precautionary style of football in the second half. The Browns offense, led by Baker Mayfield’s passing attack, torched a strong Titans’ defense. Mayfield threw for four passing touchdowns in the first half and found a different receiver for all of his touchdown passes. 

I am starting to buy into the idea that Clevelanders will have a playoff football game to watch for the first time since I was eight months old. But, I wouldn’t be surprised if the team that has always ruined my Sundays will make an appearance this week. That’s Cleveland sports. 

The 9-3 Browns will play the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, and next Monday may be the biggest Browns home game since the team’s return to existence in 1999. 

So, let the good times roll, Cleveland. Instead of wishing you a Merry Christmas, I wish you red carpets to roll out for Hollywood, dinosaurs for Myles and maybe, just maybe, a Vince Lombardi trophy under the Christmas tree.

Super Bowl? Super Browns.