Browns Monday Madness

Browns team news and notes.

Kelly Holcomb answered a lot of questions about himself in Sunday's win over San Francisco.
   After scoring just one touchdown in the first 11 periods of the season, Holcomb led the Browns on two fourth-quarter touchdown drives, including the game-winner that ended with a touchdown with 29 seconds left.
   Holcomb did it on a hairline fracture of the right fibula and a sprained ankle.
   He hurt the right ankle in the first period, the left in the third. Yet he gutted it out and earned the plaudits and respect of his teammates.
   "Inspirational," offensive tackle Ryan Tucker said.
   "You can't say enough about his character," wide receiver Andre King said.
   "A gutsy performance," coach Butch Davis said.
   Holcomb's status for Sunday's game at home against Cincinnati and beyond won't be known until he returns to practice on Wednesday. Ankles tend to swell up.
   But his status with his teammates is certain: Holcomb is a quarterback they respect.
   --WR Kevin Johnson had his best game as a Brown with 11 catches for 109 yards. Many of them were difficult catches over the middle when Johnson took a big-time shot from San Francisco defenders. Johnson showed guts and savvy in helping the Browns win their first game of the season.
   --WR Andre Davis took a shot to his wrist making the game-winning touchdown catch. Davis went high to make the grab with 29 seconds left, but took a helmet to his wrist.
   --CB Anthony Henry met a huge challenge. The Browns gave Henry the primary responsibility for covering Terrell Owens, and Owens finished with eight catches for 90 yards. But Owens had a very quiet game and came up with few big plays.
   --LB Andra Davis was the man principally responsible for stopping Fred Beasley on fourth-and-goal from the one on San Francisco's first possession. The stop kept the 49ers out of the end zone and seemed to change the momentum of the game.

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