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Week 5: Browns topple another undefeated!

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  1. backlash

    backlash DA BEARS

    Jan 31, 2011
    Browns excel under new coach, move to 4-1!

    Philadelphia, PA -- The Browns faced a tough road test for the second consecutive week and the result was the same. This week it was in the form of the Philadelphia Eagles, coached by Vishal. The game started slowly, as the defenses of both teams stood strong. The Eagles drew first blood, settling on a 26 yard field goal after their drive bogged down deep in Browns territory.

    A field position game ensued into the 2nd quarter, where the Eagles found their stride again vs the Cleveland defense. Their drive was set up by one of many nice returns on the day by CB/KR Brian Witherspoon (4 returns with a 28 yard avg). The Eagles took a commanding 10-0 lead on a 3rd down run of 11 yards by RB Jelan Robinson. The field position game was back on, as both teams punted on their ensuing drives.

    The Browns took the ball at the 9 yard line and QB Colt McCoy hit wideout Percy Harvin on a perfect post route, leaving everybody in the dust for a 91 yard score with only 50 seconds left in the half. This seemingly lit the fire, as the Browns were far from finished scoring this half.

    A Brandon Spikes interception on the Eagles ensuing drive, set the Browns up with excellent field position. It paid off as Colt McCoy placed a ball in traffic to wideout Brandon Tate and he powered his way to pay dirt from 19 yards out with 13 seconds remaining. This gave the Brows a lead they would never surrender.

    The Eagles gave the ball back on another turnover at midfield. With only 2 seconds remaining in the half and time for one play, McCoy loaded up and hit Tate on a beautiful bomb leaving both defenders trailing again. This gave the Browns a 21-10 halftime lead and their third touchdown in 50 seconds of game time.

    The Browns came out in the 3rd quarter receiving first. Wasting no time, they continued to beat up the Eagle secondary. McCoy hit Tate for their 3rd connection on the day, this one for 80 yards on 3rd down. This score gave the Browns a 28-10 lead.

    The Eagles turned it over on yet another interception, this one by Asante Samuel. Rey Mauluga checked out with an injury on the play and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Browns took over deep in Eagle territory and capped off a short field with a 4 yard touchdown run by RB Jerome Harrison. It was a tough day for the Cleveland running attack, but this score by Harrison erased all memories of that.

    Eagles coach Vishal didn't lose his composure, he just told his men on the sideline that they need to play better on both sides of the ball to have any chance to come back. The veteran squad responded to Coach's words and on the next drive, they answered on the 2nd play from scrimmage with a 75 yard TD pass to RB Jelan Robinson. He weaved his way through the initial rush, as well as dodging both OLB Mario Moss and SS TJ Ward en route to 6.

    The Browns sought to kill any momentum on their next drive, as they couldn't allow the Eagle's scary offense to settle into a groove. A long drive was the perfect answer and the Browns chewed up the ground and the clock, before the drive stalled deep in Philadelphia territory. Cleveland settled on the leg of veteran kicker Jay Feely from 34 yards out, to put the Browns ahead 38-17 with 52 seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter.

    The Eagles again had a very quick answer, taking only 2 and a half minutes to go the length of the field. Philly QB Kevin Kolb connected with DeSean Jackson from 9 yards out to bring the Eagles within 2 scores. The Browns did not have an answer, mustering one first down and the being forced to punt after a sack on 3rd and short. The Eagles fans got louder.

    The Browns were hoping to pin their foe deep, but returner Witherspoon had other ideas, taking the punt from inside his 10 out to midfield. The Eagles quickly marched downfield, as the Browns secondary could not stop the aerial assault that they were facing. With 3:36 left in the game the Eagles brought the game to a one score deficit on a 11 yard score from Kolb to Ingram.

    Cleveland realized the task at hand and relied on their offense to close out the game. On the first play from scrimmage the McCoy missed Harvin on a slant, but was hit late garnering a 15 yard penalty. This put the Browns at their 40. A crucial 3rd down conversion gave the Browns a fresh set of downs at mid-field and the 2 minute warning.

    The Browns tried to hit the hole hard with FB Laurence Vickers, but he only gained 3 yards. RB Jerome Harrison added another couple yards, which left a 3rd and short opportunity. Coach Lash took a gamble to try and end the game, rather than waste the Eagles final timeout. Sending his defense back out there wasn't an option, so he called for a pass play. McCoy hit Tate for the first down in traffic for a first down, sealing the game.

    The Browns were able to weather the storm, as the Eagles gave one heck of a comeback effort. For the Browns it marks their 4th win in a row. Coach Lash was sweating in his post game interview: "MAN what a game!" he exclaimed. "You have to give both teams credit, as they both played a great game. I'm sure coach Vishal will rebound and I hope to play him again this season. Best of luck to him and the Eagles the rest of the way."

    Coach Lash was hinting at a possible OMFL bowl birth as the grounds for their rematch. Cleveland faces their 3rd road game against a playoff contender as they travel to Cincinnati in Week 6 to take on coach Dunn's Bengals. They'll do it without former Bengal Rey Mauluga, as we've just learned he will be out 4 weeks with a broken jaw.
  2. weblink21

    weblink21 Walk On

    Oct 9, 2009
  3. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

    Jul 29, 2009
    He's being talked to about adjusting his game to better fit the OMFL. Like most newbies to the OMFL he needs some friendly reminders. Please put the score in your title for all summaries.

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