Browns Still Winless After Loss to Giants
CLEVELAND — The New York Giants’ high-powered offense was too much for the Browns’ defense to handle on Sunday.
Cleveland, who finally had a sense of urgency on offense, allowed a 27-0 Giants run en route to a 41-27 loss.
On the Giants’ first possession, Amhad Bradshaw fumbled and the Browns recovered. Rookie running back Trent Richardson then turned the miscue into a touchdown, and the Browns jumped ahead early, 7-0.
After forcing a quick punt, the Browns scored on its next offensive possession with a 62-yard pass from Brandon Weeden to Josh Gordon for Gordon’s first career touchdown.
New York quickly put seven on the board when Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz for a three-yard touchdown. Dawson gave the Browns three more points to start the second quarter with a 32-yard field goal, but that’s when Cleveland defense started caving in. The Giants scored 27 straight points and Cleveland couldn’t play catch up.
The Browns allowed 243 yards rushing, 200 of them coming from Bradshaw. Cleveland only earned 84 yards on the ground with Richardson accounting for 81.
Cleveland’s rookies looked promising, though.
Weeden threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. Richardson rushed for 81 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 47 yards.
The Browns were without wide receivers Mohammad Massaqoui and Travis Benjamin, but rookie Josh Gordon stepped up to the plate and turned two receptions into two touchdowns.
Cleveland will have a week to rest before division rival, Cincinnati, comes to town. The Bengals game at Cleveland Browns Stadium will be the first time the Browns have Joe Haden back on the field since his four-game suspension.
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