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Browns take early advantage

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

CLEVELAND -- The Browns got some help from bad coaching on the part of the Minnesota Vikings.

A botched onside kick to start the season by Minnesota gave the Browns the football near midfield. Several plays later, Phil Dawson made a 37-yard field goal to give Cleveland a 3-0 lead.

It will be interesting to see how much this early decision hurts the Vikings in this game. Minnesota went three-and-out on its first offensive drive.