Wrap-up: Browns 17, Dolphins 16

September, 25, 2011
Thoughts on the Cleveland Browns' 17-16 win against the Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns Stadium:

What it means: The Browns are 2-1 for the first time since 2002, and they did it in impressive style with a comeback victory. These are the types of wins that get a fan base buzzing. Now, they are assured of at least a share of the division lead three weeks into the season.

Thumbs up: Colt McCoy. The Browns quarterback didn't have a great game but he sure did have a great finish. He completed nine of 13 passes to account for all 80 yards on the Browns' final drive, including the game-winning 14-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Mohamed Massaquoi with 43 seconds remaining. The interesting part was that McCoy, who has made a name for himself recently with his rollouts, did it while standing in the pocket.

Thumbs down: The Browns' run defense. Cleveland gave up 95 yards to Daniel Thomas and failed to stop the rookie when he scored a touchdown off a short pass. Still, the Browns were able to consistently make Reggie Bush put the ball on the ground.

No Hillis: With Peyton Hillis out with an illness, backup running back Montario Hardesty contributed 67 yards on 14 carries.

What's next: The Browns remain at home where they'll face the Tennessee Titans. This is Cleveland's third home game in the first four weeks of the 2011 season.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter



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