Halftime: Texans 24, Browns 3
November, 6, 2011
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com
Thoughts on the Browns-Texans game at Houston:
- It was another embarrassing first quarter for Cleveland. The Browns doubled their first-quarter scoring for the season with a 50-yard field goal by Phil Dawson, who now has five field goals of 50 yards or longer. Cleveland was down 14-3 after the first quarter and has now been outscored 58-6 in the opening period this season.
- The Browns can't stop the run. Cleveland has surrendered 132 yards rushing in the first half, which is five more yards than what the Browns allow for an entire game. The Browns entered the game as the 26th-ranked run defense, and they look worse than that in this game.
- The Browns can't run on offense. Without their top two running backs, Cleveland can't get anything going on the ground. Chris Ogbonnaya fumbled on his first carry in his first start, which paved the way for Houston's second touchdown. The Browns have gained 25 yards rushing in the first half and have failed to break a run longer than four yards.
- Colt McCoy extended a drive late in the second quarter, converting a fourth-and-2 with a short pass to Evan Moore. Three players later, however, McCoy was picked off for the sixth time this season.