Edwards called Sunday’s 51-45 win over the Bengals the best performance by the Browns in his three seasons.

By the end of last season, No. 17 was public enemy No. 1. Browns receiver Braylon Edwards was the one fans took their frustrations out on for another season of bad football.

Coincidentally, after a 30-0 loss last year to the Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Edwards vented his frustration and called out the offensive line. He challenged Head Coach Romeo Crennel.

On Sunday, against the same Bengals, Edwards was the poster child for team unity. He caught eight passes for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns. One TD pass wouldn’t have been a completion if not for Edwards selling out, diving for the ball, then crawling across the goal line.

“I gave this city and I gave this team all I had today,” Edwards said. “I put it all on the line. That’s what I want to do. ... I want to be able to give this city everything I have. I felt I did, and I hope they appreciated it. We owe it to them to give them wins. We’ve only started the bus.”

Edwards called Sunday’s 51-45 win over the Bengals the best performance by the Browns in his three seasons.

But, he said, this won’t be the last time Cleveland’s offensive lights up a scoreboard.

“We know what we can do,” Edwards said. “This year, we know what we are. To the outside world, this is who we are. We still have things we can do better. We are a good team. We hope they do take us lightly, because when push comes to shove, we can do things that are necessary to win ball games.

“This is the first time I’m ready to go home and watch highlights from our game.”

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