CLEVELAND (WJW) – In 84-degree temperatures, the Cleveland Browns were not able to get back-to-back wins for the first time this season, falling to the Miami Dolphins Sunday afternoon. The team is now 3-6 on the season.
Miami answered quickly with a 10-play, 84-yard touchdown drive tying up the score 7-7 with 6 minutes left in the 1st quarter.
After Nick Chubb fumbles, the Dolphins turned the turnover into three points with a 39-yard field goal taking the lead for the first time. The score was 10-7 Miami.
The first half ended with the Browns down by 10 after another Dolphins touchdown. The score is 17-7.
D’Anthony Bell is being evaluated for a head injury, according to Browns spokesman Anthony Poisal.
Quickly into the third quarter, Miami was able to score another touchdown, moving the difference to 24-7. They’ve now scored points on four of their five drives.
The Browns were finally able to score for the first time since the first drive of the game, with Cade York making a field goal. The score then moved to 24-10.
Making it look easy, the Dolphins continued their assault on the Browns, scoring yet another touchdown/extra point at the end of the third quarter, moving the score to 30-10.
Starting off the fourth quarter, Nick Chubb was able to make a tremendous run and, along with a good touch down, was able to help give the Browns 17. And while the Browns defense was able to hold the Dolphins back from scoring a touchdown, they still scored three on their next drive, moving the score to 33-17.
Despite a potential hold that wasn’t called, the Miami Dolphins were able to score once more, although missing an extra point kick. The score was 39-17 at that point and stayed that way until the end of the game.
The Browns got healthy off a bye week that came after a big Monday night smackdown over AFC North division rival the Bengals, but were not able to capitalize on that in Sunday’s game.
Next week, the Browns are headed to Buffalo to face the Bills.