CLEVELAND– The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cleveland Browns, 20-13, during Sunday Night Football. The Browns are now 1-2 this season.
There were glimmers of hope and plenty of missed opportunities, despite the injury-riddled secondary.
The Browns struggled in their first two possessions, both plagued by penalties. They were able to cap off a 13-play, 70-yard drive with a field goal to start the second quarter.
The Rams’ field goal attempt in the second went wide right to keep the score at 3 all. The Browns took over at their own 38 and picked up 25 yards with a pass from Baker Mayfield to Jarvis Landry. But Cleveland was unable to capitalize and had to punt again.
Myles Garrett forced a fumble, which was recovered by Joe Schobert and returned 20 yards. The Browns ended up with another field goal.
The Rams came out swinging to start the second half and got a touchdown after a 75-yard drive. Cleveland answered, led by a 30-yard carry by Nick Chubb and ending with a 2-yard pass to Demetrius Harris.
T.J. Carrie had an interception on the Rams’ next possession, but the drive went no where and Browns punted. Los Angeles got another touchdown and a field goal to make it 20-13 in the fourth quarter.
Juston Burris picked up Jared Goff and had his eyes on the endzone when he was accidentally tackled by his teammates, Schobert, who originally tipped the ball. Cleveland looked ready to take the game from Los Angeles and got down to the 4-yard line. On fourth down, Mayfield was intercepted in the endzone.