Monday, October 12, 2009

Browns Notes

Notes from the Brown's 'thrilling' 6-3 win over Buffalo:
This was the first game without a TD in the NFL since Dec. 16, 2007, when the Browns beat Buffalo, 8-0
Quite the record between those two, though from what I recall unlike the latest match there was about a foot of snow on the field for the previous game.
This was the sixth time since 1980 that a team had two completions or fewer in a game (Browns QB Derek Anderson was 2 of 17 for 23 yards).
I admit to not watching it, but I read that the Cleveland quarterback also had nine of his passes dropped which would be par for the course when it comes to the Cleveland receiving corps.
The Browns are the first team to win a game with just two completions since the Bengals defeated the Broncos 31-21 on Oct. 22, 2000, when Corey Dillon set the then-NFL record with 278 rushing yards.
That was back when Cincy was in their "quarterback d'juor" mode and when the Bengals discovered that they didn't have to have their inept QB throw the ball they just fed it to Dillon every down.

There was a fun fact as well when Cleveland was playing Cincy last week and the game was coming within a minute or two of ending in a tie and they noted that the previous NFL tie was between Philly and Cincy last year. Not noted that the one before that was a couple years earlier in a game between Pittsburgh and...Cincy.

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