In their 51st season in the National Football League, the Cleveland Browns made an impressive debut with a 7-9 record. The team finished the season 5-11. They finished the season 5-11. The team won three games and lost four, so they finished fourth in their division. However, they are far from being done, and the 2003 team has much more to offer than a disappointing record.
The team drafted Baker Mayfield, a quarterback, and wide receivers Jarvis Landry (Odell Beckham Jr.) during the past two seasons. They also signed high-profile, free agents. In addition, their roster includes several players who are able to contribute right away. With such a talented roster, the team can hope to win a Super Bowl in 2003. They will need to win the AFC Championship in 2003.
With under 50 seconds remaining in the second half, the Steelers drove deep into Cleveland territory. Although Jeff Reed missed a 46 yard field goal, Cleveland led 17-7 at halftime. The Browns had five minutes left in the third quarter and needed to continue their scoring drive. But with just over half the game left, the Steelers had taken the lead. The 2003 Cleveland Browns were unable to win this game.
The 2003 Cleveland Browns’ offensive performance was impressive, and their defense forced Pittsburgh to make several costly mistakes. However, the offensive team’s inability to stop Pittsburgh on the ground helped the Steelers pull within a field goal. But the defense’s mistakes and penalties continued to rob the Browns of momentum. The Browns’ offense failed to capitalize on the last opportunity, and they lost the game.
In the fourth quarter, the Browns found themselves trailing the Steelers 7-0. The Browns’ defense was too much for Pittsburgh quarterback Tommy Maddox. He threw a pass towards Hines Ward as the quarter progressed. But a quick pass by Maddox to Burress was intercepted by the Browns’ defensive back. After a field goal, the Browns punted the ball to start the second half.
Couch spent years injured and with a patchwork offensive line. Although he didn’t have many options for throwing, his team began to gel for 2002. They finished second in AFC Central. Couch completed 61.6%, throwing for 2,842 yards, and 18 touchdowns. He broke his foot in the final game of the season. The Browns were pleased with Couch’s 2003 return to the field.