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Frye shows early spark as Browns edge Chiefs

Aug 12, 2007 - 2:46 AM CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- Charlie Frye took the early lead in the Cleveland Browns' quarterback derby.

Frye clearly outplayed Derek Anderson in the preseason opener and Chris Barclay ran back a kickoff 88 yards for the winning touchdown as the Browns squeaked past the Kansas City Chiefs, 16-12, in a preseason game on Saturday night.

A couple of major mental mistakes hurt Frye - one that led to the Chiefs' only touchdown - as he completed 12-of-15 passes for 122 yards.

Anderson, who finished 7-of-16 for 76 yards, did lead the Browns on a 12-play, 61-yard drive for a go-ahead field goal in the third quarter for a 9-7 lead.

Frye, conversely, completed 12-of-15 passes for 122 yards, but his lateral pass was scooped up and returned 56 yards for a touchdown by Benny Sapp. Frye also tried to run up the middle instead of passing and was tackled at the Chiefs 2 as time ran out in the half.

Phil Dawson kicked three field goals of 27, 38 and 32 yards and Barclay won it with his dramatic kick return - untouched - with 1:36 to play for Cleveland.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, saw little resolved in the battle to land their starting QB slot. With Trent Green shipped to Miami in a trade, neither Brodie Croyle or Damon Huard did much to distinguish themselves.

With star running back Larry Johnson continuing to hold out, Coyle finished 5-for-9 with 49 yards and a killer interception that led to Cleveland's first field goal.

Huard was equally ineffective, completing 2-of-4 passes for 19 yards and an interception of his own.

Jamal Lewis rushed for 20 yards on four carries and caught three passes for 16 yards in his Cleveland debut.

Michael Bennett had three carries for 28 yards for Kansas City.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KANSAS CITY 0 7 0 5 12
    CLEVELAND 3 3 3 7 16 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 27 YD, 13:27. CLEVELAND
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 38 YD, 6:20. CLEVELAND
    6-0
    KAN - TD, BENNY SAPP 56 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK), 10:58.
    KANSAS C

    Aug 11 10:42 PM


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    TD CLE
    CHRIS BARCLAY 88 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (PHIL DAWSON KICK)
    KANSAS CITY 12
    CLEVELAND 16 1:36 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 10:29 PM


  • NFL
    FG KAN
    JUSTIN MEDLOCK 42 YD
    KANSAS CITY 12
    CLEVELAND 9 1:48 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 10:27 PM
  • 81
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 57 roots (Close Finish)

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 10:23 PM
  • 24
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 19 roots (Close Finish)

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 10:13 PM


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    SAFETY KAN
    KANSAS CITY 9
    CLEVELAND 9 12:43 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 9:59 PM
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    roots
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    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 9:56 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KANSAS CITY 0 7 0 7
    CLEVELAND 3 3 3 9 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 27 YD, 13:27. CLEVELAND
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 38 YD, 6:20. CLEVELAND
    6-0
    KAN - TD, BENNY SAPP 56 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK), 10:58.
    K

    Aug 11 9:46 PM


  • NFL
    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 32 YD
    KANSAS CITY 7
    CLEVELAND 9 2:46 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 9:35 PM


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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KANSAS CITY 0 7 7
    CLEVELAND 3 3 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 27 YD, 13:27. CLEVELAND
    3-0
    2ND QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 38 YD, 6:20. CLEVELAND
    6-0
    KAN - TD, BENNY SAPP 56 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK), 10:58.
    KANSA

    Aug 11 8:54 PM


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    TD KAN
    BENNY SAPP 56 YD FUMBLE RETURN
    (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
    KANSAS CITY 7
    CLEVELAND 6 4:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 8:40 PM


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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 38 YD
    KANSAS CITY 0
    CLEVELAND 6 8:40 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 8:28 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    KANSAS CITY 0 0
    CLEVELAND 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: CLE - FG, PHIL DAWSON 27 YD, 13:27. CLEVELAND
    3-0

    Aug 11 8:09 PM


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    FG CLE
    PHIL DAWSON 27 YD
    KANSAS CITY 0
    CLEVELAND 3 1:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Chiefs vs. BrownsAug 11 8:01 PM