Browns 14-45 Texans, summary: score, stats, highlights | NFL Wild Card

What a way to start off the Wild Card Weekend. The Texans dominated the Browns to win the Wild Card and move on to the Divisional Round.

 

Throughout most of the first half, it was a back-and-forth battle that looked like anyone’s game, but towards the end of the 2nd quarter, the Browns began to slip and they just never regained their footing as the Texans dominated on all sides of the ball.

 

 

 

The Texans looked nearly flawless at home against the Browns. Quarterback C.J.Stroud just carried his incredible rookie regular season into the post season, finishing the game 16-of-21 for 274 yards and three touchdowns, no interceptions, and no sacks. He became the youngest quarterback to ever win a playoff game.

 

Those three touchdowns were caught by three different receivers – wide receiver Nico Collins, tight end BrevinJordan, and tight end DaltonSchultz. In addition, the Texans had one rushing touchdown as well, scored by DevinSingletary, who finished the day with 13 carries for 66 yards.

 

On the defensive side, the Texans made several impressive stops, sacking Browns quarterback Joe Flacco a total of four times – by Christian Harris, Kurt Hinish, Will Anderson Jr., and Derek Barnett. They also made two back-to-back pick-sixes. The first was by StevenNelson, who ran the interception back 82 yards for the touchdown. Then it was ChristianHarris, who ran it back 36 yards.

 

Stroud was taken out of the game with nine minutes left after the Texans were up 45-14 and Davis Mills took over.

 

 

 

Though Flacco led the Browns to a tremendous end to the regular season, going 4-1 at the end and leading them to an 11-7 record and just their third playoff appearance since the 1999 expansion, his 5-0 Wild Card win streak was broken and is now 5-1, as he was outplayed by this magnificent rookie. The Browns’ season ends here.

 

 

 

In the Divisional Round next week, the Texans will face either the Ravens, Chiefs, Dolphins, or Bills. If the Bills and Chiefs win their games, the Texans would play the Ravens in Baltimore, but we’ll have to wait and see how all the other Wild Card games play out before we know who they’ll be facing next week.

 

 

Browns go for it on 4th again and again Flacco is SACKED bu Hinish this time for a loss of 8 yards – Texans will take over on their own 47 to finish off the game

 

 

Gideon Canice

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