In a defensive battle, the Browns turned an Abe Elam interception into a field goal and Dan Carpenter kicked a 60-yard field goal to make it 3-3 at the half.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Browns scored the first points of the game with 1:43 to play as Phil Dawson hit a 32-yard field goal. The score was set up by an interception by Abe Elam, who returned the ball to the Dolphins' 28. The Browns could only get to the Dolphins' 14 before ending up kicking the field goal.
Immediately following the Browns score, the Dolphins were able to get to the Browns' 43 before Carpenter lined up for a 60-yard attempt, which barely made it over the cross bar. It was the longest field goal in the Dolphins' history.
The Browns had just 82 yards in total offense in the first half and punted after their first five possessions. The Dolphins had a chance on their first drive, but Carpenter's 41-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Shaun Rogers.
Jake's Play: QB Jake Delhomme was 11-of-17 for 48 yards in the first half with no touchdowns or interceptions.
Peyton's Day: RB Peyton Hillis 10 rushes for 32 yards and caught six passes for 14 yards.
Abe's Pick: S Abe Elam intercepted QB Chad Henne and returned the ball to the Dolphins' 28 to set up the Browns' first score.
Haden's Play: CB Joe Haden intercepted a pass in his fourth-straight game. He intercepted QB Chad Henne in the first half. Haden leads the Browns with five interceptions. Haden made his second-straight start at left cornerback for CB Eric Wright, who did play.
Baby Blocks: DL Shaun ‘Big Baby' Rogers blocked 41-yard field goal attempt by K Dan Carpenter at the end of the Dolphins' first drive. It was Rogers' first blocked kick this season. Rogers had a sack of Henne in the final drive of the first half.
Titus Down: LB Titus Brown suffered a head injury in the first half and did not return.
Getting Personal: LB Eric Barton was flagged for a personal foul for hitting QB Chad Henne in the first quarter. Former Dolphin LB Matt Roth drew a personal foul as he hit Henne in the helmet late in the second quarter.