Sunday was a special day for Tony Fields Sr., the father of Cleveland Browns linebacker Tony Fields II, in more ways than one.
Fields had the fortunes of watching his son play live on Sunday, when the Browns visited the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. As a bonus, Fields also got to see his son’s team cruise to a 27-14 victory which kept their slim playoff hopes alive.
One of the game’s biggest plays that helped Cleveland seal the deal? Fields II recorded a pick-six off Houston quarterback Kyle Allen in the fourth quarter. It also marked the first interception of his young career.
After scoring the touchdown, Fields II went to find his father in the stands so he could throw him the football. Just how bad did Fields Sr. want the ball? So much so that he was willing to put his body on the line. Fortunately, a thrilled Fields Sr. avoided injury, and he proceeded to celebrate hard after getting possession of the football.
Fields II, a product of West Virginia, has 15 total tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed to go along with his pick-six here in 2022.
The Browns have now won two straight games and three of their last five games. They are two games behind the 7-5 New York Jets for the final wild card spot in the AFC, though Cleveland would also have to leapfrog the 5-7 Las Vegas Raiders and 6-6 New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers to sneak into the playoff picture.
The final five-game stretch isn’t exactly friendly for Cleveland, either. They must visit Joe Burrow and the surging Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday, before returning home for a showdown with the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens in Week 15.
After that, Cleveland will welcome the 4-9 New Orleans Saints before concluding the regular season with road games against the Washington Commanders (Week 17) and AFC North rival Pittsburgh Steelers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.