Well, that was not the most desirable second quarter. Down to their third-string quarterback, Austin Pettis threw two touchdown passes against the Browns' first-team defense in large part due to struggling play from rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert. The offense had scuffles too, including a couple of three-and-outs, and then an interception by quarterback Brian Hoyer that was forced into coverage on what looked to be a pre-determined decision from the veteran.
At last, though, the Browns got a touchdown-scoring drive with less than a minute to go in the first half. Hoyer connected with wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, but the drive was set-up by a terrific kickoff return by wide receiver Taylor Gabriel. It's 20-7 Rams heading into the second half.
Game: St. Louis Rams vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Local Television: WKYC, Channel 3 (Cleveland) - Jim Donovan & Solomon Wilcots
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX - Jeff Phelps & Doug Dieken