McCoy, Browns top Packers in preseason openerAug 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.
- GREEN BAY: 17
Aug 13 10:35 PM
- == Preseason == Cleveland Field Goal - 44-yarder by Jeff Wolfert.
Packers 17, Browns 27 4th - 1:52Aug 13 10:30 PM
- GREEN BAY: 17
End of 3rd
Aug 13 9:52 PM
- == Preseason == Cleveland Touchdown - 43-yard fumble return by Titus Brown. (Jeff Wolfert ki
Packers 17, Browns 24 3rd - 7:00Aug 13 9:34 PM
- == Preseason == Cleveland Field Goal - 46-yarder by Jeff Wolfert.
Packers 17, Browns 17 3rd - 10:09Aug 13 9:22 PM
- GREEN BAY: 17
Aug 13 9:00 PM
- == Preseason == Green Bay Touchdown - 3-yard pass from Matt Flynn to Spencer Havner. (Mason
Packers 17, Browns 14 2nd - 0:27Aug 13 8:56 PM
- == Preseason == Green Bay Field Goal - 31-yarder by Mason Crosby.
Packers 10, Browns 14 2nd - 6:18Aug 13 8:32 PM
- == Preseason == Cleveland Touchdown - 3-yard run by Peyton Hillis. (Phil Dawson kick).
Packers 7, Browns 14 2nd - 13:46Aug 13 8:20 PM
- GREEN BAY: 7
End of 1st
Aug 13 8:13 PM
- == Preseason == Green Bay Touchdown - 21-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers to Greg Jennings. (Mas
Packers 7, Browns 7 1st - 4:38Aug 13 7:58 PM
- == Preseason == Cleveland Touchdown - 27-yard pass from Colt McCoy to Josh Cribbs. (Phil Da
Packers 0, Browns 7 1st - 8:41Aug 13 7:49 PM
- GREEN BAY: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 13 7:36 PM
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