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Browns take down Saints 26-24

The Cleveland Browns defeat the New Orleans Saints 26-24. (Source:WOIO) The Cleveland Browns defeat the New Orleans Saints 26-24. (Source:WOIO)

The Cleveland Browns defeat the New Orleans Saints 26-24.

The Browns defense got off to a hot start, the first play of the game set the pace for the Browns. Drew Brees mishandled the snap and was forced to throw it away. The next drive Brees was sacked by Paul Kruger, pinning the saints at the 1 yard line.

The first score of the game came from a 3-yard touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Miles Austin. Browns up 7-0

Billy Cundiff ends the first quarter with a 32 yard field goal. Browns up 10-0

In the 2nd quarter Browns pro-bowl cornerback, Joe Haden had an injury scare but soon returned.

With 5:20 left in the first half, Saints settle for a Shayne Graham 27-yard field goal. Browns still up on the Saints 10-3

Tashaun Gipson picks off Drew Brees and returns it for a 62-yard interception return for touchdown. The snap was mishandled on the PAT, S. Lanning picks up the ball and rushed to the right coming up short of two-point conversion. Browns up 16-3

With :03 seconds left in the half, Brees hits Jimmy Graham for a 9-yard touchdown.

HALFTIME: Browns- 16, Saints 10

Jimmy Graham with a 1-yard touchdown from Drew Brees making it 17-16 Saints.

Terrance West answer with a 9 yard touchdown and takes the lead 23-17.

Mark Ingram gets his own rushing touchdown to retake the lead for the Saints 24-23.

Here comes Billy Cundiff for the game winning 29-yard field goal, It's Good!

Browns win 26-24 

Notable Stats:

B. Hoyer- 24/40 passing, 198 yards, 1 TD

M. Austin- 6 catches, 44 yards, 1 TD

T.  West- 19 attempts, yards, 1 TD

A. Hawkins- 6 Catches, 64 yards

D. Brees- 27/40 passing, 237 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

J. Graham- 10 catches, 118 yards, 2 TD

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