Oct 20, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Cleveland Browns helmet sits on the field during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns players describe terrifying flight after Cincinnati Bengals game


If you watched NFL football this past Sunday, you saw how gnarly the weather was at most games. That included the contest between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals, who were seemingly on the tail end of the storm that brought devastation to parts of Illinois.

The Browns were well aware of the weather issues prior to the game and had buses ready to drive the team back to Cleveland, though, opted to use the quicker route home and fly after the game as the weather looked to be calming down. That wasn’t the case though as the Browns reportedly went through a terrifying flight, so terrifying in fact that Jason Pinkston suggested the team was ‘lucky to be alive’ and that the plane was full of screams:

“It was terrifying,” Pinkston told cleveland.com. “It was the real thing. The weather was so bad. We were coming in to land and (the pilot) had to go kind of fast to balance it out and we came down and we hit on two wheels. The (left) wing was literally three feet from hitting the ground.

“We’re actually pretty lucky to be alive right now, to be honest. We really escaped one. We got away with one last night.”

Yikes. Thankfully nobody was hurt by the rough flight, which from the sounds of it, shook many to their core.

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