The Falcons received the ball first but had to punt. In the Browns' first offensive series with WR Josh Gordon, they had to punt, but not before QB Brian Hoyer took a deep shot at the returning wideout that was tipped away by CB Desmond Trufant.
The Falcons began their second drive with good starting field position near midfield. SS Donte Whitner dropped a pick six opportunity, and then OLB Jabaal Sheard was offsides on a play to help extend Atlanta's drive. Later, QB Matt Ryan made the defense pay, connecting with WR Julio Jones for a 24-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.
On Cleveland's next drive, they responded in a big way. Gordon had 2 catches for 34 yards, and then RB Isaiah Crowell finished things off with an 11-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7-7 as we head to the second quarter of play.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons
Date/Time: Sunday, November 23, 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