CLEVELAND — All is forgotten.
Games one and two are a distant memory for Cleveland Browns fans. Getting that first win on Sunday was much sweeter than thinking about the past.
The Cleveland Browns beat the Minnesota Vikings 31-27 in a come from behind victory in the 4th quarter. Browns fans tell Fox 8 that capturing that win was huge and many have a renewed faith in their team because of it.
At the Barley House in downtown Cleveland, several fans were seeing stars after the victory.
“Eventually, I see a Superbowl,” said Keith Knox, a die-hard fan.
“Go Browns” and “Super Bowl” were recurring chants during the game.
“I don’t have words to say how much I appreciate this win today,” Knox said.
According to the crowd of fans, there are several reasons for Sunday’s win.
First: The debut of Brian Hoyer as quarterback.
“We got Hoyer, a hometown kid. It’s really good to see him come out and do well,” said Bobby O’Donnell, a fan.
“He did an awesome, awesome job and I really was pulling for him,” added Keelan Knox, who was excited about the win.
“It’s good to see him throw the long ball, get a little more aggressive,” said Andrew O’Donnell, a fan.
Second: The return of Josh Gordon.
“Player of the game for the Browns,” said one fan.
“What I really liked most was Josh Gordon coming back, because he makes it look so easy as a wide receiver,” said Keith Knox.
Third: The exit of Trent Richardson.
“It was actually an aggressive move and long term decision I think we needed, we need to rebuild,” said Bobby O’Donnell.
“We go to every game, we cheer for every game,” Keelan Knox said. “We spend our money and everything and we finally got our victory.”