Browns Clinch Playoffs Spot with Win Over Jets
Joe Flacco leads the Cleveland Browns to victory and secures their first playoff appearance since 2020.
Flacco Leads Browns to Playoffs
Led by quarterback Joe Flacco, the Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets 37-20 to secure their place in the playoffs. This marks their first postseason appearance since 2020 and only their third since returning to the NFL in 1999.
Flacco had an impressive performance, throwing three touchdown passes in the first half, including a 7-yard strike to running back Jerome Ford on the opening drive. He passed for 296 yards in the first half, the most in any half in his career. Flacco's addition to the team has been a game-changer, as he has led the Browns to a four-game winning streak.
Flacco's Journey to the Playoffs
Joe Flacco's journey to the playoffs with the Browns is quite remarkable. Just six weeks ago, he didn't have a team after going unsigned during the offseason. He was eventually added to the Browns' practice squad in November, following a season-ending shoulder injury to starting quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Now, at almost 39 years old, Flacco is leading the Browns into the postseason. His performance and leadership have impressed not only his teammates but also opponents. Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley praised Flacco's ability and noted how unique it is for a veteran like him to come in and make such an impact.
Browns Overcome Adversity
Despite facing numerous challenges, including injuries to key players like Deshaun Watson and Nick Chubb, the Browns have shown resilience throughout the season. They currently hold the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoff picture and have a chance to compete for the AFC North division title and a first-round playoff bye.
The team's tight end, David Njoku, expressed his pride in the team's ability to overcome adversity and emphasized that they are not finished yet. The Browns have their sights set on going all the way in the playoffs and making a deep postseason run.