Unironically, both losses, which bookended the first 0-16 season since the Detroit Lions went winless in 2008, were punctuated by a truly embarrassing breakdown on the part of the Browns.
The Browns had a serious chance to upset the way, way shorthanded Steelers (who were resting Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell and missing Antonio Brown due to injury) in crunch time on Sunday.
Then, with a minute and 46 seconds remaining and DeShone Kizer’s offense just 27 yards from finding the end zone to take a lead, this happened on fourth-and-2.
— Eh (@austinsurina) December 31, 2017
Corey Coleman drops a pass which consigns the Browns to 0-16. Deshone Kizer says “You’ve gotta be f—–g kidding me”, which might as well be the official name of the 30 for 30 on the Browns now
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) December 31, 2017
Live look at Corey Coleman. pic.twitter.com/jRce4SsbZb
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) December 31, 2017
DeShone Kizer to Corey Coleman:
“The 15 other games we lost were mostly my fault but this one’s on you, and you’re going to have to live with that.” pic.twitter.com/KYXwM4FfeO
— Matt Franciscovich (@MattFranchise) December 31, 2017
Coleman’s drop would stand as the last offensive play of the second 0-16 season in NFL history. The Browns’ first possession of the year ended in equally futile fashion.
Pittsburgh’s B team won 28-24.