Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mistakes bury Browns again

It was a tale of two halves for the Browns Sunday.

After playing sound defense and turnover-free offense in the first half to take a 13-10 halftime lead, the Browns fell apart in the second half of a 34-20 loss to the Vikings.Minnesota scofred 24 unanswered points in the first 24 minutes of the second half.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, held to 25 yards in the first half, rushed for 155 yards on 16 carries in the second half. Brady Quinn threw an interception and turned the ball over on a fumble in the second half. The Browns were penalized six times in the second half.

The Browns of Eric Mangini and Quinn in the second half looked a lot like the Browns of Romeo Crennel and Derek Anderson last year. The Browns are not good enough to turn a game around when things start going badly.

Coach Eric Mangini says last year has nothing to do with this season, but it does if those making plays aren't good enough to tackle better and protect the ball.


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