The Browns were in a tight spot as quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson began their final drive with just 1:18 left in regulation. With Cleveland failing to score since the end of the first half and five punts and an interception through the third and fourth quarters, hope seemed slim.
But head coach Kevin Stefanski had faith in Thompson-Robinson, who hit all four of his passes for 39 yards to put the Browns in field goal position. He then spiked the ball to stop the clock with just five seconds remaining. Dustin Hopkins then sent his 34-yard field goal through the uprights, securing a win for the Browns.
Thompson-Robinson was ecstatic about the team’s victory in his postgame press conference, stating that they “came together” on that final drive. He admitted he heard the crowd chanting “DTR” towards him, which brought joy to his family but also reminded him to stay focused on his job.
When asked about lapping up the win, Thompson-Robinson quickly moved on to next week’s game against Denver. While he was happy for himself and his teammates, he knew there was still work to be done. As he said, “I’m already focused on next week,” and there were times during practice where he made mistakes that were corrected today that played a huge role in their success down the stretch.