Despite Shaky Start, Browns Beat Packers
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Browns rebounded from a shaky start on Thursday night and beat the Packers 35 to 10 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
The Browns’ Montario Hardesty fumbled the ball away on the team’s first play from scrimmage and the Packers cashed in.
Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson in the corner of the end zone to put the Packers up 7-0, but the Browns came roaring back to win going away.
After two field goals by Phil Dawson, the Browns offense got into the end zone. Brandon Weeden, who was 12 of 20 for 118 yards and no touchdowns, drove the team to the doorstep of the end zone and Hardesty barged in for the first offensive TD of the game.
The defense, missing several veterans, played very well and got a big play from David Sims, who picked off a pass and took it to the house. With 1:19 left in the third quarter, Brandon Jackson scored on a short run for the 30-7 lead. Colt McCoy played limited minutes but was effective, hitting on 4 of 6 throws for 58 yards and a 97.9 QB rating.
The Browns are off until next Friday night when they host the Philadelphia Eagles.