The Cleveland Browns remain winless, despite jumping out to a two touchdown lead in the first quarter. They lost to the Giants Sunday 41-27.
Cleveland scored the first points of the game less than a minute into the first quarter when Trent Richardson had a 15-yard run for the touchdown. The Browns took advantage of an Ahmad Bradshaw fumble on the kickoff.
Richardson finished with 17 carries for 81 yards. As noted by ESPN Stats and Info, Richardson is the first rookie in “Browns history to record a rushing touchdown in four straight games.”
Brandon Weeden followed up with a 62-yard touchdown pass to Josh Gordon on the next drive.
Cleveland’s lead didn’t last much longer as the Giants outscored Cleveland 27-3 to take the 27-17 halftime lead.
The Giants maintained their lead as Eli Manning passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns in the win.
Weeden had a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, which went to Gordon once again, but for 20-yards. The rookie finished the game completing 22-of-35 for 291 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Cleveland’s loss puts them at 0-5 for the season. With the Paul Brown Bowl Part Deux (or Battle of Ohio for those of you that refuse to abide by my nicknames) taking place next week, the Browns need to figure out a way to get a win.
It is clear Weeden and Richardson are improving. It just sucks for them that they have to play on the Browns. But who knows, maybe Cleveland can get it together and win some football games.