It was a Christmas miracle.
The Cleveland Browns (1-14) won their first game of the season in a 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers.
San Diego’s Josh Lambo missed a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give Browns fans the best Christmas Eve present they will ever remember.
As Lambo’s kicked sailed just right, Browns fans jumped for joy as players celebrated as if they had just won the Super Bowl. Some even fell to the ground in shock and disbelief.
With the win, the Browns avoided becoming the second team to go 0-15 and won’t be joining the Lions for the worst record in NFL History (0-16). It also snapped Cleveland’s 17-game losing streak which dated back to last season.
Here’s how the sports world reacted to the Browns winning their first game of the season.
The most exciting moment in Cleveland Browns history gets the soundtrack it deserves
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) December 24, 2016
Looks like Christmas came early.
The Cleveland Browns snagged their first win of the season against the San Diego Chargers, 20-17. pic.twitter.com/PoNQZAmYAR
— ESPN (@espn) December 24, 2016
Congratulations Browns! pic.twitter.com/ktCENoKsoM
— Athlete Action™ (@AthleteAction) December 24, 2016
🎄 Christmas Eve mood 🎄 pic.twitter.com/HYesUmY01m
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 24, 2016
Browns Fans Celebrating Like.. pic.twitter.com/865OUTFr53
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) December 24, 2016
Browns fans just witnessed their team improve to 1-14 and have never been happier: https://t.co/Aq6bsiNpuh
— Sports Nation Ohio (@SN_Ohio) December 24, 2016
Wow. The Browns have won their first game all season. They must have been on Santa's nice list, man. It's a real life Christmas miracle
— Jon Gruden (@Faux_Gruden) December 24, 2016
THE World Series.
THE Cleveland Browns WIN.
It's been one crazy year in Cleveland! pic.twitter.com/m3A5wYAFPW
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) December 24, 2016
How u lose to the Browns dawg pic.twitter.com/lFYDqlL3c8
— ROAST™ (@TheBestRoasts) December 24, 2016