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Browns Post Game Notes After Win In Miami

·         Kicker Phil Dawson connected on a 23-yard field goal as time expired to give the Browns a 13-10 victory. The kick marked Dawson’s 14th career game-winning field goal and his second in as many games.

·         Quarterback Jake Delhomme completed 24 of 34 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown and a 97.3 passer rating. He improved 56-39 (.589) in his career as a starter and 2-1 with Cleveland.

·         The Browns improved to 7-7 all-time against the Dolphins and 2-3 in Miami. Today marked their first win in Miami since a 28-0 shutout on October 25, 1970 at the Orange Bowl.

·         Over the last two years with the Browns, Head Coach Eric Mangini is now 5-1 during December/January and has won the last five contests during that span.

·         Rookie defensive back Joe Haden recorded his team-leading fifth interception of the season. He became the first Brown to record an interception in four straight games since Ernie Kellerman in 1968 in games 10-13. That same season, Ben Davis had an interception in seven straight games from October 20 – December 1. Games 10-13

·         Haden’s five interceptions are the most by a Browns rookie since 2006 when Daven Holly had five.

·         Haden also recorded a career-best four pass defensed. He has a team-high 15 on the season.

·         Tight end Benjamin Watson set a career-high with 10 receptions, totaling 100 yards and one touchdown. His reception total and yardage total are the most by a Brown this season. He has a team-leading three receiving touchdowns this season and 23 in his career.

·         Watson became the first Brown to post 100 receiving yards in a single-game since Mohamed Massaquoi registered 115 at Detroit on November 22, 2009. The output was Watson’s second career 100-yard performance.  He is the first Browns tight end to do it since Kellen Winslow had 107 yards on 10 catches on November 25, 2007 against Houston.  Watson is the first Brown to have 10 receptions in a game since Winslow had 10 on November 6, 2008 against Denver.

·         Defensive lineman Shaun Rogers recorded his 14th career blocked field goal and first this season. He has also blocked three career PATs. It was Rogers’ first blocked field goal since October 4, 2009, against Cincinnati.  The Browns have three blocked field goals this year.

·         Rogers also recorded a sack and has 1.5 on the season and 37.5 in his career.

·         Running back Peyton Hillis tied a career-high with seven receptions, totaling 22 yards, and tallied 57 rushing yards on 18 carries.

·         Wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi totaled a season-best 81 receiving yards on four receptions.

·         Punter Reggie Hodges booted nine punts for 438 yards (48.7 average) with one inside the 10-yard line to increase his league-leading total to 13 on the season.

·         Defensive back Abram Elam recorded his second interception of the season and led the Browns with seven tackles. Over the last three games, Elam has totaled 20 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery which he took 18 yards for a touchdown.

·         The Browns have allowed just 26 first quarter points all season. Over the last six games, Cleveland has outscored its opponents 44-13 in the opening frame.

·         Defensive back Mike Adams intercepted his second pass of the season with 1:05 remaining in the fourth quarter and returned it to the Dolphins’ two-yard line to set up Phil Dawson’s game-winning field goal. Adams has nine career interceptions.

·         The Browns’ defense has recorded at least one interception in each of the past seven contests for the first time since 2008, when they registered one in eight straight games. Over the last three games the Browns have eight interceptions.

·         Defensive back Sheldon Brown has appeared in all 140 regular season games in his career, which began with Philadelphia in 2002. His streak is the second-longest among all active defensive backs.

·         Offensive lineman Joe Thomas has started all 60 career games at left tackle and has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

·         Defensive back Sabby Piscitelli made his Browns debut after joining the team via waivers on Wednesday.

·         The Browns were called for just four penalties today and have registered just 29 in their last seven contests (4.1 average).

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One Response to “Browns Post Game Notes After Win In Miami”

  1. Denolakes says:

    MoMass is starting to show up as a downfield receiver. He has good hands and concentration. Robiskie is showing signs of being a possession receiver — mostly 5-8 yard stuff. Not lighting anything up but moving forward nonetheless. Chansi Stuckey is intriguing. I like him. Saw his Clemson highlight reel and was pleasantly impressed. Grnated, it is the ACC and all that, but he still looked pretty decent. He could be another steal a la Hillis. For my money, we build around Watson and Moore, hope that the youngsters finally grow into what everyone hoped they would, and grab an established dependable FA or value WR pick in the draft, or both.

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