The Panthers got the ball first and drove into field goal range. Unlike a week ago, the Browns' defense came up with a running game stuff on third down, and then K Graham Gano missed a 49-yard field goal to set Cleveland up with good field position. Despite that good field position, QB Johnny Manziel and the offense went three-and-out.
Carolina's running game took over on the second series, with Cleveland's defense looking powerless in stopping it. The Panthers showed their red zone woes and had to settle for a 23-yard field goal to take a 3-0 lead. The Browns are on the move heading to the second quarter of play.
Game: Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers
Date/Time: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Local Television: WOIO (Channel 19) - & Adam Archuleta
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX