After a humbling start to their 2020 NFL season, the Cleveland Browns have bounced back with a strong three-game run. The likes of Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, Kareem Hunt, Nick Chubb, and Jarvis Landry have found form in the last three weeks. The Browns made their way to a 38-49 win over Dallas Cowboys in Week Four.
The standout performer in that game was seasoned wideout, Odell Beckham Jr. The former New York Giants man had 81 passing yards and two TDs last weekend. However, he grabbed headlines after completing a stunning 50-yard rushing touchdown in the first-half itself.
Here’s what Browns wide receiver, Jarvis Landry, said about his teammate at a pre-game press conference on Thursday.
“Greatness. Another play that you can’t even put into words at a moment like that at a time like that. It is always tough when you have a lead like we had and then a team comes back and you are still trying to protect the lead and call safe plays, and you find a way to get the ball in Odell’s hand, which should have been a 12-yard loss turns into a 50-yard touchdown in the opposite way in a blink of an eye.”
“Listen, I have not seen plays like that in the NFL in a long time. Only special guys make those type of plays. He is very special. That is something that we are going to continue to need out of him for the rest of the season,” Landry told the team’s official website.
Kevin Stefanski took over as the new Cleveland Browns head coach earlier this year. After an embarrassing 6-38 loss to Baltimore Ravens, the Browns have improved in recent weeks. Stefanski singled out Odell Beckham Jr. for special praise after his dominant display against the Cowboys.
“Honestly, week in and week out, we are trying to make sure we are difficult to defend getting the ball to our playmakers. We go into every game wanting to get him involved, Jarvis, Hoop (TE Austin Hooper), the backs and everybody. We will see what this game calls for,” Stefanski added.
The Browns play Phillip Rivers-led Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. They will look to increase their winning streak to four games as they aim to make the playoffs in 2020. Will Baker Mayfield and Co. rise to the occasion, or will it be a crash-and-burn outing at the FirstEnergy Stadium on the weekend?