Browns defense holds

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 28, 2010 – 7:02 pm

After Evan Moore fumbled on the Panthers’ two-yard line following a six-yard pass from Jake Delhomme, the Browns forced Carolina’s offense  into a three-and-out.

The ensuing punt by Jason Baker rolled out of bounds at the Browns’ 40-yard line.

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Hillis gets second TD

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 28, 2010 – 6:47 pm

With his five-yard touchdown run at the 2:44 mark of the first quarter, Peyton Hillis gave the Browns a 14-7 lead over the visiting Carolina Panthers at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Hillis’ second score of the game gives him ten rushing touchdown on the season. He is just the fifth Browns player ever to reach double-digit rushing touchdowns in a season. Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Leroy Kelly, as well as Mike Pruitt and Kevin Mack are the only other players in team history to accomplish the feat.

The Browns’ scoring drive was set up by Joshua Cribbs’ nine-yard punt return after the defense forced the Carolina Panthers to go three-and-out.

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Browns answer with score

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 28, 2010 – 6:30 pm

Peyton Hillis’ nine-yard touchdown run and Phil Dawson’s point-after drew the Browns even with the Carolina Panthers at 7-7 with 6:49 remaining in the first quarter from Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Hillis now has nine rushing and 11 total touchdowns this season. He is in the top five in scoring among non-kickers in the NFL.

Hillis’ scoring run, on a toss sweep around left tackle, was set up by a Carolina penalty on the previous play. On third-and-goal from Panthers’ 19-yard line, quarterback Jake Delhomme threw for tight end Evan Moore in the end zone. Moore was hit in the helmet by a Panthers defender and the Browns got a new set of downs for the infraction.

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Panthers take early lead

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 28, 2010 – 6:14 pm

Mike Goodson’s 26-yard touchdown run at the 10:36 mark of the first quarter gave the Carolina Panthers a 7-0 lead over the Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium Sunday afternoon.

Goodson carried four times for 43 yards and caught one pass for three yards on the nine-play, 81-yard drive.

The Panthers were backed up with a second-and-23 at their own 32-yard line, but a 15-yard pass from rookie Jimmy Clausen to Steve Smith and a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on the Browns for a blow to Clausen’s helmet moved Carolina to Cleveland’s 26-yard line.

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Browns-Panthers Inactives

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 28, 2010 – 4:46 pm

Quarterback Jake Delhomme will get his first start in front of the home crowd at Cleveland Browns Stadium this afternoon and it will come against his old team, the Carolina Panthers.

Due to injury, Delhomme has only played in two games this year, including a start in the season-opening 17-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has completed 33-of-60 attempts for 324 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions.

The Browns will play without quarterback Colt McCoy, who was injured in last week’s 24-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive back Eric Wright, running back Thomas Clayton, defensive linemen Brian Sanford and Jayme Mitchell, tight end Alex Smith, wide receiver Demetrius Williams and linebacker Scott Fujita.

Despite missing all of practice this week, wide receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs is active for today’s game.

Rookie Joe Haden will start in Wright’s place at left cornerback, while David Bowens will fill in for Fujita at one of the outside linebacker positions.

Haden had three solo tackles, one interception and three pass break-ups in extended play last weekend when Wright left the game due to injury. Bowens has 11 total tackles in the last two games.

The Panthers will be without quarterback Brian St. Pierre, running back and Akron native Tyrell Sutton, safeties Marcus Hudson and Jordan Pugh, linebacker Abdul Hodge, defensive tackle Andre Neblett and guard Travelle Wharton.

Mackenzy Bemadeau will start at left guard in place of Wharton and Mike Goodson will go at running back for Jonathan Stewart. In the lone defensive change, Jason Williams will start at Will (weak-side) linebacker for Nic Harris.

Though listed as a wide receiver, Armanti Edwards will serve as the Panthers’ third quarterback this afternoon. He was a quarterback at Appalachian State University.

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Jags get late TD

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 21, 2010 – 9:02 pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—Maurice Jones-Drew’s one-yard touchdown run with 1:16 remaining in regulation gave the Jaguars a 24-20 lead over the Browns from EverBank Field.

Jones-Drew’s run, which was confirmed by a replay, capped a five-play, 87-yard drive. Earlier in the possession, he caught a 75-yard pass.

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Dawson good from 41

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 21, 2010 – 8:52 pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—After missing two earlier field goals, kicker Phil Dawson capped off an eight-play, 57-yard drive with the 41-yard field goal at the 2:46 mark of the fourth quarter.

The Browns now hold a 20-17 lead over the Jaguars at EverBank Field.

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Ward gets second INT

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 21, 2010 – 8:25 pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—Rookie safety T.J. Ward netted his second interception of the game and returned it 23 yards, which helped the Browns hold onto their 17-10 fourth-quarter lead over the Jaguars at EverBank Field.

The Browns failed to score on the ensuing drive as Phil Dawson’s 51-yard field goal attempt was no good.

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Browns lead into fourth

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 21, 2010 – 8:14 pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—The Browns take a 17-10 lead over the Jaguars into the fourth quarter at EverBank Field.

The Browns are 3-2 in games where they’ve held a fourth-quarter lead.

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Dawson extends lead

Posted by Matt Florjancic on November 21, 2010 – 8:07 pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLA—Kicker Phil Dawson’s 38-yard field goal extended the Browns’ lead to seven points at 17-10 over the Jaguars with 1:54 remaining in the third quarter from EverBank Field.

The drive was set up by Joe Haden’s third career interception and second in as many games. On the return, Haden was stripped of the football by wide receiver Kassim Osgood after a 31-yard return, but linebacker Chris Gocong fell on it to save the turnover.

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