Deshaun Watson's 11-game ban from the NFL for breaking the league's personal conduct policy seemed to unintentionally set up a spotlight moment for.

his comeback against the team he had demanded leave, in the city where the accusations were made

However, Watson's protracted suspension from the field and two unsuccessful teams combined to produce something unexpected

but perhaps welcome: a great deal of ambivalence.

 Watson had once been a star at Houston's NRG Stadium, which was just about halfway full.

Large-scale protests didn't occur. Watson's entrance into the huddle with a smirk on his face was greeted with cheers and jeers over the course of the day.

Fans probably wanted to forget the game because of the Texans' and Watson's ugly performances.

Maybe doing that is the smartest course of action, at least temporarily, while the Browns and Watson figure out how to make the blockbuster trade

The Browns defeated the Texans 27-14, improving their record to 5-7

Jimmy Garoppolo broke his foot against the Dolphins and will miss the rest of the year. - ussportsweb