The 34-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at least started well for the Cleveland Browns. Apparently, the Vikings coaching staff decided to give the Browns a gift right off the bat. Inexplicably, Minnesota opened the game with an unsuccessful onside kick attempt. However, just like the 2008 version, the 2009 version of the Browns can’t stand prosperity. They were only able to convert that excellent field position into a Phil Dawson field goal to start the game with a 3-0 lead. The Browns actually made it look like it was going to be a real game in the first half, surrendering only a Ryan Longwell 21-yard field goal and a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Adrian Peterson. Braylon Edwards made a spectacular reception midway through the second quarter, ...
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