After a cagey begin in Houston, the sport burst into life with 4 touchdowns in simply over 5 minutes both aspect of the first-quarter mark.
Cleveland’s Kareem Hunt acquired into the top zone from a yard earlier than Stroud hit straight again, discovering Nico Collins to run it into the nook.
Flacco then discovered Hunt for an 11-yard rating and, on the very subsequent snap, Stroud dumped it off to tight finish Brevin Jordan, who jinked inside earlier than charging down the sideline for a 76-yard landing.
Proper earlier than half-time, Stroud lofted the ball to tight finish Dalton Schulz for a 37-yard rating, earlier than the sport swung within the Texans’ favour.
DeMeco Ryans’ males had not claimed a pick-six all season but had two in two drives, with Steven Nelson working in an interception from 82 yards, earlier than Christian Harris did so from 36.
The Browns signed free agent Flacco in November after a season-ending damage to former Texans QB Deshaun Watson and the veteran claimed 4 wins from 5 begins to make sure Cleveland reached the play-offs.
Nevertheless, he now has 10 interceptions from six video games for the Browns – twice as many as Stroud has coughed up in an excellent rookie season.
Houston’s Devin Singletary ran within the ultimate landing within the fourth quarter because the Texans may afford to bench Stroud, who completed with 274 passing yards and no interceptions.