MINNEAPOLIS - 1st Quarter
Browns will kickoff to the Vikings to start the game.
Vikings take the opening possession right down the field and score a touchdown on a 2-yard run by the reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. 3rd rushing touchdown of the season for Peterson. Blair Walsh adds the extra point.
Vikings 7 Browns 0 9:13 left.
Vikings scoring drive 11 plays 80-yards.
Browns start their opening possession on offense at their own 20-yard line. Bobby Rainey started at running back over Willis McGahee. Browns offense goes 3 and out. Davone Bess dropped a pass on 1st down. Rainey rushes for 1-yard on 2nd down. Brian Hoyer had to throw a pass away on 3rd down.
Browns defense forces a Vikings 3 and Out of their 2nd offensive possession. Browns take over at their own 31-yard line. Chris Ogbonnaya in at running back in this series. After Ogbonnaya gets the Browns first 1st Down on the day, Willis McGahee makes his Browns debut and carries for no yards. Hoyer finds Jordan Cameron for their 2nd 1st down on the drive. Hoyer goes deep and finds a wide open Josh Gordon for a 47-yard touchdown. It's the longest pass in Hoyer's career. Billy Cundiff adds the extra point.
Browns 7 Vikings 7 4:43 left
Browns defense forces a Vikings 3 and Out capped off by a sack of Christian Ponder by Billy Winn. Credit Barkevious Mingo with excellent pursuit leading to the Winn sack.
Browns take over 1st and 10 at their own 18-Yard line. Hoyer connects with Gordon for 30-yards and a 1st down at the 48-yard line. After Hoyer connects with Bess for a 1st Down. Gordon runs an end around for another 1st down down to the Vikings 18-yard line. The quarter ends with a Hoyer pass to Greg Little for a 1-yard loss.
End of the 1st Quarter Browns 7 Vikings 7
1st play of the quarter. Hoyer connects with Jordan Cameron for a 19-yard TOUCHDOWN. Cundiff adds the extra point.
Browns 14 Vikings 7 14:55 left
Vikings march down the field and tie the game on a quarterback draw by Christian Ponder. Blair Walsh adds the extra point.
Browns 14 Vikings 14 10:12 left
Browns will start this possession at their own 20-yard line. Browns get a first down on a Vikings hands to the face penalty. After coming up a yard short on 3rd down and 6, the Browns run a fake punt to Josh Aubrey for 33-yards and a 1st down into Vikings territory at the 33-yard line. After a 2-yard run by Willis McGahee and an incomplete pass. Hoyer completes to Bess for 6-yards. Billy Cundiff connects on a 38-Yard Field Goal.
Browns 17 Vikings 14 6:07 left
Vikings start this possession at their own 22-yard line. On 2nd Down and 7. Christian Ponbder's pass is tipped by Craig Roberson and is Intercepted by T.J. Ward. Browns take over at the Vikings 38-yard line.
On 2nd Down and 10 Hoyer connects with Josh Gordon for 21-yards and a 1st Down down to the Vikings 17-yard line. Gordon is over 100-yards receiving for the day. After an incomplete pass to Cameron. Bobby Rainer runs for 6-yards down to the 11-yard line. Browns call their 1st timeout of the half. Hoyer going for Bess on 3rd down incomplete as Hoyer's pass is too high. Browns faker a field goal and punter Spencer Lanning finds a wide open Jordan Cameron for an 11-yard TOUCHDOWN. Cundiff adds the extra point.
Browns 24 Vikings 14 3:39 left
Vikings start this possession at their own 20-yard line. Phil Taylor records a sack on Christian Ponder for a loss of 7-yards. After a Ponder completion to Toby Gerhardt, Browns call their 2nd time out to get set on a 3rd and 12. Ponder on 3rd and 12 goes deep for Jerome Simpson but Tashaun Gipson and TJ Ward knock the ball away forcing a Vikings punt.
Travis Benjamin fumbles the punt and the Vikings recover at the Browns 26-yard line. Vikings try to challenge the call but the booth can only review the call. Vikings called for an unsportslike penalty. Vikings pushed back to the Browns 41-yard line 1st and 25. Ponder completes back to back passes to Simpson as we reach the two minute warning with 1:56 left. On 3rd and 11 Ponder finds Peterson for 1-yard 4th Down and 10. Blair Walsh connects on a 43-yard Field Goal.
Browns 24 Vikings 17 1:08 left
Browns will start this possession at their own 20-Yard Line. Hoyer connects with Little for 3-yards to the 23-yard line. Hoyer looking for Gordon on 2nd and 7 goes incomplete. Hoyer connects with Bess for 10-yards and a 1st down up to the 33-yard line. Hoyer is intercepted by Harrison Smith going for Josh Gordon. Vikings take over at the Browns 46-yard line.
Ponder finds Cordelle Patterson for a 2nd down for a 1st down. Vikings use their 2nd timeout Ponder on 1st and ten keeps it himself and rushes down to the 21-yard line. Vikings use their final timeout. After a couple of Ponder completions on 1st and 10
Ponder going for Greg Jennings but Buster Skrine with a great job of breaking up the pass. Browns Craig Roberson recovers a Ponder fumble forced by Jabaal Sheard to end the half.
Halftime Browns 24 Vikings 17
Browns get the ball to start the half. Following a 1st down run for 1-yard by Willis McGahee and an incomplete pass. Hoyer gets back to back 1st down completions to Davone Bess. Browns now approaching Vikings territory. Hoyer gets another first down on a 19-yard completion to Greg Little followed by an interception to Chad Greenway. Vikings take over.
After a 1st down run by Peterson, Adrian fumles the ball on 2nd down and 7 and Jabaal Sheard recovers it. Sheard is injured on the play.
McGahee with his best run of the day so far a gain of 9-yard on 1st and 10. McGahee gets the first down with a carry of three yards. After the McGahee first down Browns go three and out and punt the ball back to the Vikings.
Browns kicker Billy Cundiff suffered an injury and won't return. Punter Spencer Lanning will do the kicking duties for the rest of the game.
Browns defense forces a 3 and Out and will get good field position in Vikings territory at the 42-yard line. Browns offense turns the ball over on downs. Vikings take over at their own 37-yard line. After geting a first down by Adrian Peterson, Browns defense gets back to back sacks by John Hughes and Barkevious Mingo to force a Vikings punt. Browns take over at their own 15-yard line.
Hoyer gets pressured and tosses a duck into the air that's intercepted by E.J. Henderson. Vikings take over at the Browns 9-yard line. On 3rd and Goal Christian Ponder calls the quarterback draw and scores from 9-yards out. Blair Walsh adds the extra point.
Browns 24 Vikings 24 2:36 left
Greg Little on the kick return brings the ball back to the Browns 26-yard line. Hoyer is sacked by EJ Henderson for a loss of 8-yards back to the 18-yard line. Hoyer called for intentional ground out 2nd down bring up 3rd Down and 29 at their own 7 yard line. Ogbonnaya rushes for 21-yards up to the 28 but the Browns have to punt. Vikings take over at their own 28-yard line. Ponder on 3rd down rushes for 14-yards and getsa Vikings first down to end the quarter.
End of the 3rd Quarter Browns 24 Vikings 24
Vikings move the ball down into the redzone before the Browns defense stops the drive. Blair Walsh connects on a 30-yard field goal.
Vikings 27 Browns 24
Hoyer connects with Gordon on back to back plays for a first down. Browns drives stalls on a Hoyer sack Browns forced to punt. Vikings take over at their own 21-yard line 8:39 left.
Browns defense makes a huge 3 and Out to get the ball back keyed by a 3rd down stop by Buster Skrine on Kyle Rudolph a yard short of a 1st Down. Browns take over 1st and 10 at their own 26-yard line 7:11 left.
Hoyer connects with Bess for 14-yards and a 1st down up to the 40-yard line. Hoyer is sacked back to the 30-yard line for a loss of 10. 2nd down and 20. Hoyer connects with Cameron for 5-yards up to the 25-yardline 3rd down and 15. Joe Thomas gets caught with a false start it's now 3rd and 20. Hoyer connects with Ogbnonnaya for 7-yards. The Browns will punt. Vikings take over at their own 14-yard line with 4:22 left.
Vikings try a reverse but the Browns stop Cordelle Patterson for no gain. Peterson rushes for 5-yards up to the 19-yard line. Browns call their 2nd timeout of the half to set up a key 3rd down and 4 with 3:32 left. Vikings now call a timeout following the Browns timeout. Both teams with one timeout left. Browns get a key 3rd down stop as pressure forces Ponder to throw the ball away. Vikings punt. Browns take over at their own 45-yard line with 3:21 left.
Hoyer looking for Bess but the pass is incomplete on 1st down. Hoyer has to throw the ball away to avoid a sack, was looking for Little on 2nd down. On 3rd down Hoyer connects with Gordon on a slant route for 11-yards and a 1st down into Vikings territory. Following a 1st down catch to Gordon, Hoyer connects with Ogbonnaya for a 1st down down to the Vikings 30-yard line as we reach the 2 minute warning with 1:59 left.
Hoyer goes deep looking for Greg Little on 1st down Incomplete. On 2nd Down Hoyer connects with Cameron for 13-yards for a 1st down at the 17-yard line. On 1st and 10 Hoyer connects with Gordon for 10-yards. Browns 1st and goal at the 7-yard line. Hoyer looking for Little in the endzone incomplete. 2nd and Goal at the Vikings 7 yard line. Hoyer throws the ball away as Jordan Cameron was double covered in the endzone. 3rd and 7.
On 3rd and 7 Hoyer throws the fade to the back of the End Zone for Jordan Cameron for the Touchdown. The third Touchdown of the day for Cameron. Punter Spencer Lanning connects on the extra point.
Browns 31 Vikings 27 :51 left.
Vikings take over 1st and 10 at their own 29-yard line with 47 seconds left and 1 timeout remaining. Ponder completes to Peterson for 4-yards 2nd down and six. Ponder connects with Rudolph for 4-yards.
3rd Down and 2. Ponder connects with Jerome Simpson up to the Browns 48-yard line for a Vikings 1st Down. 20 seconds left.
Ponder connects with Rudolph for seven yards. Vikings use their last timeout with 15 seconds left. 2nd and 3 at the Browns 41. Ponder finds Peterson who gets out of bounds at the 34-yard line 1st and 10. 10 seconds left. Ponder looks for Simpson in the endzone incomplete with 4 seconds left. Browns call their final timeout to set their defense as the Vikings prepare to throw the hail mary.
Ponder is sacked by Desmond Bryant to end the game.
Final Score Browns 31 Vikings 27