The Browns got a beautiful 19-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Jordan Cameron to start the second quarter to take a 14-7 lead. The Vikings responded with another touchdown drive of their own, though, finished off with a 6-yard quarterback draw by Christian Ponder to tie the game at 14-14.
On the Browns' next drive, Cleveland was stopped to set up a 4th-and-1. Tank the season? Well, going for a fake punt might make you think differently. Josh Aubrey took the fake 34 yards, eventually setting up a 38-yard field goal for Billy Cundiff, giving Cleveland a 17-14 lead. The fun didn't stop there.
After picking Ponder, the Browns ran a fake field goal, which saw Spencer Lanning hit Cameron for an 11-yard touchdown, going up 24-14. The Browns' defense then forced a three-and-out on Ponder, and just as Cleveland had all of the momentum...Travis Benjamin muffed a punt near the two-minute warning. Fortunately, due to a penalty on the Vikings, it only netted a field goal. After a Hoyer interception to close out the first half, Jabaal Sheard forced a fumble on Ponder to prevent Minnesota from tying it up. Cleveland leads 24-17 heading into the half and will get the ball first.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings
Date/Time: Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Local Television: WOIO, Channel 19 (Cleveland) - Kevin Harlan & Solomon Wilcots
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX
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