Oh, to be a Cleveland Browns fan.
The Browns put up a decent fight against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, but ultimately lost 28-24 to become just the second team in NFL history to go 0-16 in a season. And if there ever were a single play to perfectly sum up the current state of the Browns, it came during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field.
Trailing 28-24 with 1:54 remaining, the Browns faced 4th-and-two from the Steelers’ 27-yard line. Cleveland quarterback DeShone Kizer managed to escape pressure and throw the ball to a wide-open Corey Coleman, but the second-year wideout dropped the ball, sealing the Browns’ depressing fate.
Here’s the play:
You have to feel bad for the Browns and their fans after that one.
But let’s be honest: Even if Coleman caught the ball and the Browns somehow took the lead, they probably would’ve found a way to lose the game regardless. But hey, they have the Nos. 1 and 4 picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, so maybe there’s reason for hope.
Actually … no, no there’s not.
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