The Cleveland Browns, believe it or not, are 3-1 through four games of the NFL season. No, that is not a typo. It’s been a long time coming since we’ve even seen the team in positive side of .500, and now they are sitting there at .750, a huge achievement despite the fact they have assembled quite a strong roster. They got their win on Sunday that took them to that record over the Dallas Cowboys, dismantling them at ‘JerryWorld’ by a 49-38 score.
There was a scare in the fourth quarter that the Cowboys would come from being massively behind, but they held out in the end. They utilized a strong running game, with over 300 yards combined rushing while Baker Mayfield played solid under center. Myles Garrett had a big day, too, forcing a fumble for the third consecutive game. Dak Prescott put up over 450 yards, for the third straight outing, mostly due to the fact the 1-3 Cowboys were forced to come from behind once again. The Browns haven’t started 3-1 in 19 years, and it will be interesting to see if they can keep the ship pointed in the right direction. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it must be said, are clearly headed in the right direction with Tom Brady under center. There were worries after an opening week loss, but they have a 3-1 record through four games after Sunday’s 38-31 come-from-behind win over the LA Chargers. Brady threw five touchdown passes and had 369 yards through the air in a 30-46 performance. That helped them climb from being down as many as 17 points, and it puts them firmly on top of the NFC South pile as a result.