17 - 27 Final
  for this game

McCoy, Browns top Packers in preseason opener

Aug 14, 2011 - 3:39 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Colt McCoy was sharp in his first preseason action of 2011, completing 9-of-10 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown to help the Cleveland Browns topple the Green Bay Packers, 27-17.

The former Texas Longhorn capped his first drive -- an eight-play, 71-yard march -- with a 27-yard touchdown pass to receiver Josh Cribbs. He highlighted another scoring drive with a 37-yard pass to tight end Benjamin Watson.

Watson finished with a pair of catches for 56 yards and Peyton Hillis ran five times for 16 yards and a touchdown. The first-team offense undoubtedly left a good impression on new head coach Pat Shurmur, who replaced the fired Eric Mangini in January.

The Browns defense played well under new coordinator, and former Green Bay assistant, Dick Jauron, forcing three fumbles and recovering one. The unit also had five sacks.

After a three-and-out on his first series, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers finished 6-for-8 passing for 74 yards and a touchdown. Running back Ryan Grant, who saw his first game action since being injured in the 2010 opener against Philadelphia, rushed three times for 13 yards.

Randall Cobb led the Packers in receiving, catching three balls for 60 yards, including one for 28 yards.

Defensive back Charles Woodson and tight end Jermichael Finley did not suit up for the defending champions.

Mason Crosby knocked a 31-yard field goal attempt through the uprights and tight end Spencer Havner caught a three-yard pass from Matt Flynn to give the Packers a 17-14 halftime lead.

In the second half, however, Titus Brown took a fumble return 43 yards for a touchdown, and Jeff Wolfert added a pair of field goals -- a 46-yard kick in the third quarter and a 44-yarder with 1:52 remaining to seal the win for the Browns.