The Texans got the ball first and QB Ryan Mallett severly underthrew a deep pass for WR Andre Johnson that could have been a touchdown. The Browns gained some field position before having to punt, pinning the Texans back inside their 10 yard line.
On Houston's next drive, Mallett showed off his arm with a 41-yard bomb completed to WR DeAndre Hopkins past midfield. Mallet made a couple more strong throws to lead the Texans into the red zone. After a good run by RB Alfred Blue, the Texans brought DL J.J. Watt in the game and flexed him out wide. Mallett and Watt had a perfect connection at the boundary of the end zone for a touchdown to give the Texans a 7-0 lead.
The Browns put together a good offensive drive on their next series, but Watt came into play again -- on a third down play, he stripped QB Brian Hoyer of the football. Hoyer recovered and Cleveland went for a 38-yard field goal, which K Billy Cundiff promptly pushed wide right. The Texans then drove down the field again, but CB Joe Haden made a tremendous interception on a well thrown ball in the end zone! Cleveland has the ball as we head to the second quarter of play.
Game: Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Local Television: WOIO (Channel 19) - Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX