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mesaSteeler
12-12-2010, 10:49 PM
Bills beat inept Delhomme, Browns
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_713472.html#
By Associated Press

Sunday, December 12, 2010

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Jake Delhomme and the Cleveland Browns were so inept, even the Buffalo Bills couldn't help but come away with a victory. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
(The Clownies, always good for a belly laugh. - mesa)

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to David Nelson, while cornerback Leodis McKelvin made a late interception in helping secure Buffalo's 13-6 win Sunday.

Rian Lindell hit two field goals, both from 19 yards, for the Bills (3-10).

The Browns (5-8) were eliminated from playoff contention.

Cleveland's offense didn't cross midfield in five second-half possessions. The Browns managed nine first downs and 187 total yards.

And then there were the turnovers. The Browns fumbled five times, losing two, while Delhomme's interception at midfield with under 4 minutes left turned out to be their final possession.

The Bills ran out the clock to improve to improve to 3-2 in their past five and bounce back from a 38-14 loss at Minnesota last weekend.

The weather was sloppy, as a persistent cold drizzle fell for much of the afternoon. But it's not the Browns should've been affected by the conditions, given that they share the same Lake Erie shores as the Bills.

Peyton Hillis had 108 yards rushing, but fumbled three times, losing one.

Fitzpatrick finished 14 of 23 for 142 yards as the Bills overcame the loss of receiver Lee Evans, who hurting his ankle in the second quarter and didn't return. Fred Jackson ran for 112 yards.

Fitzpatrick was efficient in engineering the Bills lone touchdown drive, capped by a perfectly placed over-the-shoulder 11-yard pass to David Nelson that put Buffalo ahead 7-3 early into the second quarter. The score capped a 14-play, 89-yard drive that lasted 8:14.

It was a comedy of errors for the Browns.

On their second possession of the third quarter, they fumbled three times Hillis twice and Joshua Cribbs once but somehow managed to recover the ball each time before being forced to punt.

Then there was Delhomme's miscues.

With the Browns trailing 10-6 at the start of the fourth quarter, Delhomme had the ball knocked out of his hands by linebacker Arthur Moats. Safety Bryan Scott recovered at the Browns 23, which set up Lindell's second field goal.

Two possessions later, the Browns got the ball back at their own 47 but couldn't do anything. Facing third-and-8, Delhomme was hit just as he released the ball. The pass fluttered high into the air and was easily picked off by McKelvin.

Hillis; lost fumble came when he coughed up the ball while attempting to vault safety Jairus Byrd in the first quarter.

The turnover proved costly, coming on the first play after Browns' linebacker Chris Gocong sacked Fitzpatrick and forced a fumble that was recovered by Eric Wright, giving Cleveland the ball at the Bills 25.

The Browns settled for field goals in the first half despite twice marching inside the Bills 10. The first drive stalled when Hillis was stuffed for no gain on a third-and-goal from the 1. The second drive ended when Delhomme overthrew Brian Robiskie over the middle in the end zone on third-and-5 from the 8.



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lionslicer
12-12-2010, 10:56 PM
I want to know why Delhome was starting for the Browns... He's done nothing but lose for them, both of his backups have been 1000 times better... But if the Browns want to lose... good for them