MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP/WJW) — The Miami Dolphins beat up on the Cleveland Browns Sunday for their fourth straight win, with a final score of 39-17.

The Browns (3-6) scored a touchdown on their opening drive, thanks in part to a 48-yard kickoff return by rookie Jerome Ford, but Miami tied the game on its first possession en route to scoring 24 straight points. Cleveland never got closer than 14 points the rest of the way.

“Got beat. We really didn’t do any of the things you need to do versus that football team,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said.

Miami held the Browns to 10 points after Cleveland’s opening drive, sacked Brissett three times and logged its first turnover since Week 7, a fumble by Chubb before halftime.

Cleveland’s Jacoby Brissett completed 22 of 35 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown against one of his former teams. Nick Chubb had 11 carries for 63 yards, including a 33-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Tight end Harrison Bryant caught the Browns’ other TD, a 1-yarder.

“We knew they were unique in what they did, and they were going to throw a lot of different looks at us,” Browns defensive end Myles Garrett said. “It really kept us on the back foot, kept us hesitant, and they capitalized on that.”

The Dolphins held the Browns to 5 of 12 on third down and 297 yards of offense. Receiver Amari Cooper, coming off a 131-yard game in a win over Cincinnati, was held to three catches for 32 yards.

Jaylen Waddle had four receptions for 66 yards for Miami, and his fellow speedy receiver Tyreek Hill caught five passes for 44 yards, including a 2-yard TD catch in the third quarter that made it 30-10.


Browns: S D’Anthony Bell left with a head injury.


The Dolphins distributed 66,563 tickets for Sunday’s game, which was the most since Hard Rock Stadium was renovated in 2015.

Dolphins fans swirled white “Go Fins” towels above their heads and erupted in chants of “MVP” for Tagovailoa during several of Miami’s possessions.


Browns: At Buffalo next Sunday.