It looked like this was going to be the day that the 2008 0-16 Lions could finally break out the champagne. The 0-12 Cleveland Browns were up 21-7 on Green Bay at the start of the fourth quarter, in perfect position to get their first win since Christmas Eve 2016.
But then the Packers’ Brett Hundley turned into Aaron Rodgers, using every bit of clock to get his team two touchdowns while the defense completely shut down the Browns. With 17 seconds left and the Packers on the goal line, Hundley found his favorite target of the day, Davante Adams, for the score that would send the game to overtime.
Cleveland QB DeShone Kizer put up three touchdowns and showed flashes of real talent, but in the extra period, he threw the game away on a true rookie mistake, lobbing the ball into the middle of the field while getting pressured by the Green Bay defense.
That interception put Green Bay immediately in field goal range, but they didn’t need to settle for three. Hundley found Adams once again on a short completion, and Adams didn’t stop running until he was in the end zone and all the way walked-off into the tunnel.
This is Cleveland’s second overtime loss of the season, after an October 12-9 defeat to the Titans. They have three chances remaining if they’re going to avoid going 0-16: home against Baltimore, then at Chicago, and at Pittsburgh.