Emmett Native Has Big Play In Record Setting Win with Cleveland Browns
As a life long Cleveland Browns fan, what happened last night still hasn't totally sunk in.
Growing up, I lived smack dab between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. By the time I was in high school, the Steelers already had four Super Bowl titles and naturally, most of my friends chose to cheer for a team that wins.
But me? I was born into a Browns family and continued to cheer for them despite how embarrassing the team has been since their return to play in 1999. Yes, I cheered for 30 different starting quarterbacks. Yes, I cheered for the team when they went 1-15 (I was at the only win that season) and the next season when we went 0-16. Being a Browns fan sure is tough, which is why games like last night's feel so good!
Not only did the Browns win their first playoff game since I was six years old, they did it with style! The Browns set a record for the most points (28) scored in the first quarter of a NFL Wildcard playoff game and tied that same record for any playoff game. The Steelers made it easy for the Browns to rack up the points, committing four turnovers in the first half.
One of those included the first career interception for Cleveland defensive end and Treasure Valley native, Porter Gustin! Gustin grew up in Emmett and played football, basketball and baseball for the Huskies during his freshman and sophomore years before moving to Utah.
See Gustin's big play in this video!
He and the Browns face the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round this Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on CBS.