Browns vs Giants: Josh Cribbs fumble continues Cleveland collapse

Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Browns continue to "Browns" themselves after taking early 14-0 lead in New York.

Taking advantage of a very early Ahmad Bradshaw fumble, the Browns found themselves up 14-0 over the Giants on the road after a Trent Richardson touchdown and a 62-yard scoring strike to Josh Gordon. Would the rookies rule the day? Well not quite because after awhile, Cleveland realized that they were Cleveland and that's the kind of self-awareness that Browns fans can't look forward to.

After a Brandon Weeden interception and a Josh Cribbs fumble on a kickoff return, the Browns quickly saw their 17-3 lead turn into a 24-17 deficit after Victor Cruz scored his second touchdown of the day with 1:10 left in the half.

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Cleveland fell so badly for the play action on the second Cruz score that half of their defense was spotted somewhere on the New Jersey turnpike. (Obvious New York/New Jersey joke that I have no regrets about.)

For the Browns to have success in the second half, they'll have to forget again that they're the 0-4 Browns.

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