Cleveland 17, Miami 16

Sunday, September 25, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 25, 2011
WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 70°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Walt Anderson
ATTENDANCE: 66651

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 7 3 3 3 16
Cleveland 0 7 3 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 0-3 0-2 0-1 L3
Cleveland 2-1 1-1 1-0 W2

Recap

Mohamed Massaquoi made a leaping grab in the corner of the end zone on a 14-yard pass from Colt McCoy with 43 seconds to play to lift the host Cleveland Browns to a 17-16 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The Browns trailed throughout most of the contest, but Miami’s inability to cash in from the red zone left the door open for McCoy, who led Cleveland (2-1) on an 80-yard game-winning drive.

Cleveland played without running back Peyton Hillis, who was a late scratch with a strep throat. Hillis, the focus of Cleveland’s rushing game, was sent home with a high fever and some reports say he could miss three weeks.
 
Montario Hardesty replaced Hillis and gained 67 yards on 14 carries and also caught a crucial pass for a first down on the final drive.

The Dolphins (0-3) possessed the ball for nearly 38 minutes and Chad Henne completed 15 of his first 17 passes. He finished 19 for 29 for 255 yards.

Miami got the ball back in Cleveland territory following the Massaqoui touchdown, but threw three straight incompletions before getting intercepted on a 4th-and-10 play with 13 seconds left.

Henne opened the scoring by completing a 10-yard pass to rookie Daniel Thomas in the first quarter.

The Browns tied the game when McCoy found Josh Cribbs in the end zone from 33 yards out. Cribbs made a leaping grab for the score.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Miami   Cleveland
Daniel Thomas Player Montario Hardesty
23 Attempts 14
95 Yards 67
4.1 Avg Yards 4.8
0 Touchdowns 0
9 Long 19
Receiving
Miami   Cleveland
Brian Hartline Player Benjamin Watson
4 Receptions 5
87 Yards 64
21.8 Avg Yards 12.8
0 Touchdowns 0
38 Long 17

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Miami 369 138 231 1 3 1 0.0 0
Cleveland 280 70 210 2 1 1 5.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Tennessee . The Browns have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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