The Browns have turned to rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson in the wake of Deshaun Watson’s season-ending injury. On Sunday, Thompson-Robinson helped the Browns pull out a 13-10 win over the Steelers with his four straight passes for 39 yards that put the Browns in position for Dustin Hopkins’ game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter.
Thompson-Robinson struggled to move the ball in the second half, but he was able to complete 13-of-16 passes as the Browns moved out to a 10-0 lead. However, five punts and an interception in the second half helped the Steelers hang around through their own offensive issues. Despite this, Thompson-Robinson was able to get the job done at the end, and the Browns’ playoff hopes look better as a result.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski highlighted Thompson-Robinson’s ability to step up late when he spoke to reporters after the win. “Those are big moments, where you’re looking for your guy to come through. He came through,” Stefanski said via Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. “Came through when it mattered.”