The Browns faced a tough challenge this week when news broke that Deshaun Watson’s season was over. In response, they turned to rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, who helped them pull out a hard-fought 13-10 win over the Steelers on Sunday. Although Thompson-Robinson struggled to move the ball in the second half, he was able to complete four straight passes for 39 yards, which put the Browns in position for Dustin Hopkins’ game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter.
After the win, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski spoke about Thompson-Robinson’s performance and praised his ability to step up in big moments. “Those are big moments where you’re looking for your guy to come through,” Stefanski said via Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. “He came through when it mattered.”
Thompson-Robinson also completed 13 of 16 passes as the Browns moved out to a 10-0 lead in the first half. However, five punts and an interception in the second half helped the Steelers hang around through their own offensive struggles. Despite these challenges, Thompson-Robinson was able to get the job done at the end, and the Browns’ playoff hopes look brighter as a result.