Saturday, August 28, 2010

Up and down first half

The Browns gave Coach Eric Mangini a lot to build on and a lot to work on while taking a 24-14 lead in the first half against the Lions.

Josh Cribbs caught a 30-yard pass and kept his feet inside the left sideline on a drive that ended with Peyton Hillis crashing in from the 1 with 24 seconds left in the first half. The Browns got their other touchdowns on a 44-yard fumble return by Eric Wright and a five-yard pass from Jake Delhomme to Lawrence Vickers.

The concerns: The Browns had no answer for speedy running back Jahvid Best. Best ran for 51 yards on the first play to set up the Lions first touchdown.

At times pass coverage was too loose. The biggest concern, though, is Jerome Harrison. He fumbled for the second game in a row, and this time in a dome. Last week he fumbled in the pouring rain. Another near-fumble last week was negated because he was ruled down.

Nick Sorensen was carted off strapped to a body board after he and two Lions collided, all helment to helmet. His arms were strapped to his sides and he was strapped to a bodyboard. The Browns sideline radio reported Sorensen had feeling in his legs.


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