Dorian Thompson-Robinson delivers late in Browns' victory - ESPN
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson vowed his second career start would be «night and day» different from his first one.
On Sunday, Thompson-Robinson made good on that promise. He completed all four passes on his final drive. That set up Cleveland's game-winning field goal from 34 yards out with 2 seconds remaining, which lifted the Browns to a 13-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
«Those are big moments, where you're looking for your guy to come through. He came through,» Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said. «Came through when it mattered.»
Thompson-Robinson got the start against the Steelers after Deshaun Watson was lost for the season with a fracture to his throwing shoulder.
Thompson-Robinson started for Watson in Week 4 when Watson was dealing with a different shoulder injury, a rotator cuff strain. But in that debut, Thompson-Robinson threw three interceptions as the Baltimore Ravens rolled 28-3. The next week, PJ Walker replaced him as the No. 2 quarterback to Watson.
But after Watson's season-ending injury, Stefanski decided to give Thompson-Robinson another shot.
«They believed in me,» said Thompson-Robinson, who was a fifth-round pick out of UCLA. «They trusted me.»
Thompson-Robinson got off to a hot start Sunday, completing 13 of his first 16 passes as the Browns jumped to a 10-0 halftime lead. But in the second half, Pittsburgh's defense clamped down on Thompson-Robinson and Cleveland's passing attack. Until the final drive, the Browns passed for just 28 yards after halftime, as the Steelers rallied to tie the game. Thompson-Robinson also threw an interception in the third quarter, robbing the Browns of a potential scoring opportunity.
«I was hurting. I was