The Cleveland Browns are looking to stay undefeated against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. Stick with us for all the highlights and up to the minute score
It’s Week 2 and the Cleveland Browns are undefeated. Yet, still looking for their first win. They ended a 17-game losing streak in an unprecedented last week by playing the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 21-21 tie. It wasn’t ideal, but it wasn’t a loss.
They also showed a lot of heart in fighting back from a 21-7 deficit and ended up tying the game. They did have a shot to win in the end, but a blocked field goal resulted in the tie.
This week, they hit the road and will play the New Orleans Saints. Cleveland had some great play out of their defense in the tie and will need them again on Sunday as the Saints are one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.
More turnovers will be needed but the offense will have to do their part as well. It’s not going to be an easy game, but the Browns need to pull off some hard ones to start getting in the win column.
That challenge got even more difficult for Cleveland considering the fact they’re moving on from wide receiver Josh Gordon. That discussion is for another day though, as here we will be all about keeping you updated with what’s going on Sunday.
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The Browns had a three-and-out to start the game, but their defense stepped it up. Terrance Mitchell forced a fumble out of New Orleans receiver Michael Thomas and Damarious Randall was there to recover.
The offense didn’t move it much and settled for a field goal. Still, nice to get on the board first and take the 3-0 lead.
New Orleans responded and marched down the field. A touchdown was called back and they had to settle for three as well. 3-3 in the first.
In the second quarter, Terrance Mitchell forced his second turnover but the offense was unable to do anything with it. The Saints moved it downfield and missed on a 44-yard field goal. Keeping the game tied up.
Immediately after the two-minute warning, the Browns knocked in a 39-yard field goal to go up 6-3.
Cleveland goes to the halftime with the lead amid great defensive play. New Orleans will get the ball first to start the third.
Again, the defense held their own and stopped the Saints on their first series. They then methodically marched down and put the ball in the end zone, capping off an impressive 12-play, 79-yard drive with a Carlos Hyde touchdown run.
The extra point was no good. Cleveland still leads 12-3 in the third. The game heads to the fourth quarter with the Browns moving it into New Orleans territory again as they try and ice their first win since 2016. Unfortunately, Zane Gonzalez missed the field goal at the beginning of the fourth.
New Orleans was able to get back on the board after the missed kick. Drew Brees hit Michael Thomas for a short touchdown making it 12-10 for the Browns.
Tyrod Taylor threw a costly late pick in their own territory. Drew Brees capitalized with a touchdown pass to Thomas again. They converted on a two-point conversion to go up 18-12 with 2:40 left in the game.
Taylor made amends for his interception with a beautiful 47-yard touchdown on a fourth-down play, but the extra point was missed once again. The game is tied at 18-18.
New Orleans moved it down with a long pass to Tedd Ginn and a field goal made it 21-18 for the Saints. Those misses from Zane Gonzalez have a lot to do with this deficit. Browns need a miracle with 21 seconds left. They almost pulled it off, getting in range for a long field goal try and Gonzalez missed yet again. The Browns fall to 0-1-1 on the young season.