Deshaun Watson returned from suspension on Sunday for the Cleveland Browns and appeared like a quarterback that had not performed in practically two years.
Fortunately for the Browns, they had been taking part in the league’s worst workforce and nonetheless received by a convincing 27-14 margin to enhance to 5-7 on the season.
While that rating may look spectacular for the Browns and their offense, don’t let that idiot you into pondering this recreation was one thing it was not. The offense — and Watson particularly — had been unhealthy.
Watson completed the day simply 12-for-22 passing for 131 yards, zero touchdowns, and an interception in the long run zone.
Cleveland’s offensive possessions ended with the next outcomes: Punt, fumble, interception, security, punt, punt, finish of half, punt, punt, area aim, punt, area aim, finish of recreation.
Outside of two area targets, all of Cleveland’s scoring on Sunday got here from its protection and particular groups. Donovan Peoples-Jones returned a punt 75 yards for his or her first landing of the sport, whereas the Browns protection added two touchdowns on an interception return and a fumble,
That type of factor is just not going to occur each week, and they aren’t going to get to face a one-win Houston workforce each week, both. There remains to be a protracted option to go.
Aside from the detrimental public notion that comes from buying Watson given the entire accusations and civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct in opposition to him, there’s a actual query of what his profession goes to seem like on the sphere after lacking practically two years of soccer. It ought to have been anticipated that there could be some early struggles, and on Sunday, there have been.
He and the Browns simply occurred to have the correct opponent.