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Browns blow winnable game in overtime, lock up No. 1 pick in 2017 NFL Draft up for grabs

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It was a wild one, but the Browns managed to blow an eminently winnable game. The San Francisco 49ers will pick second.

The Cleveland Browns amaze me. The San Francisco 49ers are a dumpster fire as an organization, but on the football field, some of the things the Browns do amaze me. Cleveland completed a 43-yard pass to set up 1st and goal at the 5 with a minute remaining in a tie game, and then fumbled it back to the Steelers. Cleveland had a 1st and goal at the Steelers 2 in overtime, and after losing 14 yards on a screen pass, settled for a field goal. Pittsburgh eventually won in overtime.

The loss means the Browns finish the season 1-15 and lock up the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers will have the second pick whether they win or lose against Seattle. If San Francisco loses, they will hold the second pick in all seven rounds. If San Francisco wins, they would have the second pick in the first round, and then alternate with the Bears due to the tie record (SOS only applies in the first round).

For most of the game, it appeared the San Francisco 49ers might get a chance to play for the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Instead, the Browns went full Browns and blew a game against a Pittsburgh Steelers team sitting Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown.

The Browns jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. And then RG3 and Browns stuff happened. Cleveland was in the red zone but Robert Griffin III threw an interception. The Steelers did not score on that drive, but on the Browns next drive, RG3 fumbled. Pittsburgh took over at the Browns 37 yard line and scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 14-7 at halftime. In the fourth quarter, Landry Jones threw an interception, but instead of returning the ball for a pick six, the Browns fumbled it out of the end zone. The Browns had a chance at a field goal, but then missed a 49-yard attempt. The Steelers responded with a touchdown to take a 21-14 lead. The Browns tied things up and took a field goal lead in overtime, but the Steelers followed up with a touchdown for the win.

Siiigh.