Mistakes Kill Cleveland In 17-14 Loss Tampa Bay

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Two Jake Delhomme interceptions, a Peyton Hillis fumble, and some poor play calling were the main reasons the Cleveland Browns lost a very winnable opening game.
Leading 14-3 and driving towards the end of the first half, Delhomme threw an interception to Ronde Barber, who returned it 64 yards to the three yard line. That set up a touchdown pass from Josh Freeman to Mike Williams, making it 14-10 at the half.
Early in the third quarter with the Browns driving, Hillis lost a fumble at the Bucs 20, thwarting what would be the Browns last scoring opportunity. Instead of having a comfortable lead, the Browns were killing themselves.
While the three turnovers proved very costly to the Browns, Delhomme also threw a fourth quarter interception, the play calling made absolutely no sense at all.
Last year the Browns built a four game winning streak by being able to run the ball. Even with no passing game they still were successful. That’s the one thing they...

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