Browns Rally For Road Win
ST. LOUIS - Derek Anderson threw three touchdown passes, two to Braylon Edwards, and Cleveland erased an early 14-point deficit to beat St. Louis 27-20 for its first road win. Browns safety Sean Jones stopped Brian Leonard for no gain on fourth-and-1 from the 16 in the final two minutes, and Leigh Bodden picked off Marc Bulger at the Cleveland 28 with 38 seconds left. The long-struggling Browns (4-3) matched their win total from last season and have won consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6 of the 2003 season, 64 games ago. Not counting Cleveland's win in the 2004 opener, the Browns are above .500 for the first time since finishing the 2002 season 9-7. Steven Jackson's return from a groin injury briefly energized the Rams (0-8), who scored on their first two possessions, but he left again due to lower back tightness in the second quarter.Jackson said he was compensating for the groin, which is still not totally healed. Cleveland31473-27St. Louis14330-20 First Quarter StL-S.Jackson 2 run (Wilkins kick), 11:37. StL-Holt 1 pass from Bulger (Wilkins kick), 5:06. Cle-FG Dawson 35, 2:38. Second Quarter Cle-Edwards 12 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 8:22. Cle-Winslow 21 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 1:11. StL-FG Wilkins 40, :03. Third Quarter Cle-Edwards 5 pass from Anderson (Dawson kick), 8:44. StL-FG Wilkins 46, 3:26. Fourth Quarter Cle-FG Dawson 45, 10:35. A-62,777. CleStLFirst downs2024Total Net Yards368393Rushes-yards29-13224-79Passing236314Punt Returns1-183-13Kickoff Returns4-896-134Interceptions Ret.1-00-0Comp-Att-Int18-25-025-39-1Sacked-Yards Lost2-121-8Punts3-49.32-47.0Fumbles-Lost0-00-0Penalties-Yards14-1024-30Time of Possession29:5830:02 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Cleveland, Lewis 17-61, Harrison 5-32, J.Wright 4-19, Cribbs 1-18, Vickers 1-3, Anderson 1-(minus 1). St. Louis, S.Jackson 8-41, Leonard 15-33, Minor 1-5. PASSING-Cleveland, Anderson 18-25-0-248. St. Louis, Bulger 24-36-1-310, Frerotte 1-3-0-12. RECEIVING-Cleveland, Edwards 8-117, Jurevicius 5-76, Winslow 2-26, Carter 1-14, Heiden 1-8, J.Wright 1-7. St. Louis, Holt 6-110, Bruce 6-70, Bennett 6-63, Leonard 3-31, McMichael 2-39, S.Jackson 2-9.
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