By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Cleveland Browns received a Christmas Miracle on Christmas Eve. For the first-time in over a year, they won a National Football League game.
The Browns defeated the San Diego Chargers 20-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium.
It’s Hue Jackson’s first win with the team after being named head coach in the off-season. It’s also the Browns first win since December 13, 2015 when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers with Johnny Manziel as their quarterback.
The win over the 49ers were also at FirstEnergy Stadium. The win also snaps any chance of the Browns going 0-16.
The 2008 Detroit Lions are the only team to go winless.
Josh Lambo, the Chargers kicker, could have tied the game late with a field goal. However, it was blocked and that sealed the Browns win.
He was 1-for-3, as he only made a 43-yard field goal.
Philip Rivers hit Tyrell Williams for a one-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 20-17 in the third quarter.
The Browns led 20-10 in the third and were up 17-10 at halftime.
Isaiah Crowell had both of the Browns touchdowns. Cody Parkey also made two field goals.
Rivers also had a one-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Gates. Lambo also made the aforementioned 43-yard field goal.