Browns-Dolphins: Game Notes

Notes from the press box following the Browns 41-31 win over the Dolphins...

Notes from the Press Box as the Browns go to 3-3 on the season with a 41-31 victory over the Miami Dolphins...

Home Field Advantage: The Browns are now 3-1 at home in 2007 and have won three in a row after dropping the season opener to the Steelers.

K2 Talking: TE Kellen Winslow didn't get caught up in a war of words with LB Joey Porter earlier this week, but rather let his play speak. He caught five passes for 90 yards.

Thievery: Leigh Bodden and Eric Wright intercepted QB Cleo Lemon. The Browns had no turnovers until Jason Wright fumbled with just over two minutes to play in the game.

Jerome's Chance: With the injury to RB Jamal Lewis, Jerome Harrison was active for the first time in several games. He caught a 15-yard screen pass and had 28 yards rushing on his first series, including a 14-yarder.  He finished with 57 yards on eight carries.

Good Andy: QB Derek Anderson had three touchdown passes and no interceptions. He hit WR Braylon Edwards for all three of the scores. Anderson finished 18-of-25 for 245 yards and a QB rating of 142.5.

Tuck's Play: OL Ryan Tucker saw action in both halves at right tackle in place of Kevin Shaffer. He recovered a fumble by TE Kellen Winslow after a reception in Dolphins' territory.

Sack Attack: LB Kamerion WImbley sacked QB Cleo Lemon on the Dolphins' first play from scrimmage for a six-yard loss. LB Willie McGinest wasn't credited with a sack, but pressured Lemon into throwing an interception that Leigh Bodden made setting up a Browns' touchdown.LB Antwan Peek had the other sack.

Rough Guy: K Jay Feely was called for a personal foul after tackling KR Joshua Cribbs out of bounds on the opening kickoff. The Browns started at the Dolphins' 45 after the penalty. Feely is listed at 5-9, 210 pounds. 

Ted's Return: Former Ohio State and Glenville High School product Ted Ginn, Jr. returned to play against the Browns. He returned kickoffs and punts. Other local products were WR Chris Chambers from Bedford High School and DL Jason Taylor from Akron University. Ginn's two longest returns were negated by a holding penalty. The second half kickoff was returned for a 96-yard touchdown. Ginn caught a 32-yard reception in the third quarter.

Zastudil's Return: P Dave Zastudil returned for the first time in three games and had one punt in the first half for 37 yards. His second punt came after the Browns' first possession in the second half and it went just 32 yards.

Brady's Debut?: We were given a tip prior to kickoff and it was announced in the ATI forums that Brady Quinn was scheduled to see his first regular season action against the Dolphins. However, that did no materialize.  Prior to the game, a huge motor home emblazoned in Browns' colors was seen pulling into the parking lot with large bold lettering that said BRADY QUINN #10, most likely owned by his proud family.

Wright Stuff: RB Jason Wright started for Jamal Lewis and scored a touchdown from one-yard out on the Browns' first possession. He finished with 59 yards rushing and 39 receiving on three receptions. He also fumbled once.

Short Zebras: On the Browns' first touchdown, FB Lawrence Vickers bumped into umpire Undrey Walsh and he had to leave the game, so the game was officiated by six officials instead of the customary seven.

Pavlik Honorary Captain: Youngstown native and current champion boxer Kelly Pavlik was honorary captain prior to the game. 

Inactives: For the Browns: DB Gary Baxter, RB Jamal Lewis, OL Isaac Sowells, OL Nat Dorsey, WR Travis Wilson, TE Darnell Dinkins, DL Louis Leonard and Ken Dorsey is the third QB. Shaun Smith started for Orpheus Roye and Willie McGinest started in place of LB Antwan Peek at LOLB. For the Dolphins: QB Trent Green, RB Lorenzo Booker, S Traveres Tillman, LB Abraham Wright, WR Greg Camarillo, DL Vonnie Holliday, DE Rob Ninkovich, DL Sam Rayburn.

Legends Inductees: The Browns honored their most recent Legends Class. They were Horace Gillom, Bill Glass, Don Cockroft and Kevin Mack.

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