Browns Play Takeaway Late to Pull Out 13-10 Win In Miami


Last week it was a missed kick that saved the Browns, this week it was a made one by Phil Dawson that sent the team to their second straight win, a 13-10 decision over the Dolphins in Miami.

A late interception of Chad Henne by Mike Adam was the real difference, as he picked off a late batted pass by David Bowens, took it back to the Dolphins two. Jake Delhomme then took a couple knees to get the clock down to four seconds, and Dawson’s 25-yard boot lifted the team to 5-7.

With just over a minute remaining, the Dolphins were deep in their own territory and not having much success. The game seemed destined for overtime, but Adams’ pick gave the Browns the win in a game where neither team had much success on offense.

Delhomme was 24-for-34 for 217 yards with a TD throw to tight end Ben Watson, who had 100 yards and a score. The run game for the Browns was not that effective, as Peyton Hillis was held to 57 yards on 18 carries, and the team had just 52 yards on the ground.

The game was a 3-3 snoozer at the half, as Dan Carpenter hit a 60-yard field goal for the Dolphins to tie the game on the last play of the first half.

Delhomme hit Watson down the middle for a 3-yard score to make it 10-3 in the third quarter, then the Fins came back to tie it when Henne hit tight end Anthony Fasano down the middle for an 11-yard score with 10:27 left.

The teams traded punts most of the day, as Reggie Hodges had 9 punts, averaging 48.7 yards per, and Miami punter Brandon Fields had 7 punts, putting up 49.7 per kick.

The Browns will look for their third straight win next Sunday when they head to Western NY to take on the 2 win Bills.

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2 Responses to “Browns Play Takeaway Late to Pull Out 13-10 Win In Miami”

  1. Kevin says:

    From the sound of it I am glad I didn’t watch the game, but glad the Browns pulled out the win.

  2. Denolakes says:

    It was an OK game to watch. They look like a team that knows what it wants to do — although not always able to execute. Still some stunning lapses on defense; tackling, coverage, stopping the run, give up a late big play that costs them — but they seem to get off the field more often than not. Gotta win in Buffalo — which will come into this game thinking it can win. If they beat Buffalo and win one of the last 3, they finish 7-9 with the toughest schedule to date and easily could have been 9-7 — with 2 of those “shoulda been” wins against winning teams in playoff contention. They are building a winning program. This year is about learning how to win and believing that you can; next year is consistently winning and knowing that you can.

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