The Browns began the second quarter with a 2nd-and-goal from the 1 yard line. Unfortunately, RB Ben Tate was stuffed for a loss of three yards on second down, and then QB Brian Hoyer took a sack on third down with nobody open. That led to another field goal by K Billy Cundiff, this time from 29 yards out to give Cleveland a 6-0 lead.
On the Buccaneers' next drive, the Browns' defense forced a fumble and got a recovery, but it was negated due to an illegal hands to the face penalty on DE Desmond Bryant. Then, the Buccaneers faced a 3rd-and-11, a situation that they had not converted from once this season. Cleveland brought an 8-man blitz that was picked up, allowing Glennon to connect with WR Mike Evans over the middle for a 24-yard touchdown, giving the Buccaneers a 7-6 lead part-way through the second quarter.
On the next play, Cleveland's downward spiral continued. Hoyer was picked off, overthrowing a slant intended for WR Andrew Hawkins, and Tampa Bay returned it to the 10 yard line. The defense bailed Hoyer out, though, after Glennon was intercepted in the end zone by FS Tashaun Gipson! The Browns went three-and-out, but it still allowed Cleveland to help reverse the field position a bit.
The Buccaneers moved the ball again on their next drive, but the defense held them to another field goal attempt. This time, K Patrick Murray connected from 40 yard attempt, giving the Buccaneers a 10-6 lead with just over two minutes to go in the first half. The Browns got into field goal range for Cundiff, who connected from 43 yards out. Cleveland trails 10-9 heading into the half, and they'll get the ball first in the third quarter.
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Local Television: WJW (Channel 8) - Thom Brennaman &
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX