Only the Cleveland Browns could find a way to lose like they did on Sunday in Foxborough. They led 19-3 at one point and even had a 26-14 lead with 2:39 to play in the game. Then New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady woke up.
As heartbreaking of a loss as it was, it was still a step in the right direction. The Browns had been playing like the worst team in the NFL the last three weeks. They didn’t look like it on Sunday.
The offense, which had been anemic at best the past three games, sprang to life. The Browns were aggressive, efficient and good enough to win the game.
While most observations in losses tend to be negatives, I instead will try and focus on the positives. There were certainly plenty.
Here are some takeaways from the Browns' heartbreaking 27-26 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.