Browns get by Rams in preseason openerAug 9, 2013 - 3:21 AM Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Brandon Weeden went 10-for-13 with 112 yards and a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns took a 27-19 victory over the St. Louis Rams in the preseason opener for both clubs.
Brian Hoyer also threw a touchdown pass as he went 10-for-14 with 100 yards for the Browns, who are coming off a 5-11 campaign as the team posted a losing season for the fifth straight year.
Sam Bradford was 5-for-8 with 102 yards and a touchdown and Kellen Clemens also had a touchdown pass along with two interceptions on 6-of-13 passing for 116 yards for the Rams, who went 7-8-1 last season as the team finished under .500 for a sixth straight year.
Brandon Bogotay kicked a 25-yard field goal to get the Browns on the board in the first quarter, and Dion Lewis caught a 2-yard scoring pass from Weeden in the second quarter for a 10-0 lead.
Travis Benjamin returned a punt 91 yards for a score and a 17-0 lead, but the Rams countered on a 3-yard score by Chris Givens from Bradford.
After Shayne Graham hit a 41-yard field goal for the Browns, Greg Zurelein countered from 54 yards out to make it a 20-10 game going into the halftime break.
Zurelein's 55-yard field goal accounted for the only points of the third quarter as it was a 20-13 game going into the final 15 minutes.
Hoyer and Cordell Roberson got together on a 26-yard score in the fourth to give the Browns a 27-13 lead, and Raymond Radway's 53-yard scoring catch from Clemens later in the frame accounted for the final score as the Rams went for two points and fell short.
- ST. LOUIS: 19
Aug 8 11:10 PM
- St. Louis Touchdown - 53-yard pass from Kellen Clemens to Raymond Radway. (p
Rams 19, Browns 27 4th - 2:55Aug 8 10:47 PM
- Cleveland Touchdown - 26-yard pass from Brian Hoyer to Cordell Roberson. (Sh
Rams 13, Browns 27 4th - 3:06Aug 8 10:43 PM
- ST. LOUIS: 13
End of 3rd
Aug 8 10:16 PM
- St. Louis Field Goal - 55-yarder by Greg Zuerlein.
Rams 13, Browns 20 3rd - 5:33Aug 8 10:02 PM
- ST. LOUIS: 10
Aug 8 9:26 PM
- Cleveland Field Goal - 41-yarder by Shayne Graham.
Rams 7, Browns 20 2nd - 4:35Aug 8 9:07 PM
- St. Louis Touchdown - 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford to Chris Givens. (Greg Z
Rams 7, Browns 17 2nd - 10:59Aug 8 8:55 PM
- Cleveland Touchdown - 91-yard punt return by Travis Benjamin. (Brandon Bogot
Rams 0, Browns 17 2nd - 13:49Aug 8 8:50 PM
- Cleveland Touchdown - 2-yard pass from Brandon Weeden to Dion Lewis. (Shayne
Rams 0, Browns 10 2nd - 14:56Aug 8 8:41 PM
- ST. LOUIS: 0
End of 1st
Aug 8 8:36 PM
- Cleveland Field Goal - 25-yarder by Brandon Bogotay.
Rams 0, Browns 3 1st - 7:48Aug 8 8:19 PM
- ST. LOUIS: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 8 8:09 PM
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