April 24, 2014

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Browns first quarter update: Chiefs lead 3-0

CLEVELAND – The Browns trailed 3-0 after the first quarter vs. the Chiefs, but were marching when the quarter ended.

Quarterback Seneca Wallace started for the injured Jake Delhomme and was 6-for-13 for 97 yards. A 44-yard completion to tight end Ben Watson on Cleveland’s fourth drive moved the ball to the 8 as the quarter ended.

Jerome Harrison continued an ugly trend, fumbling on the Browns’ second possession on a hit by linebacker Mike Vrabel. Coach Eric Mangini challenged that Harrison was down when the ball came out, but the call was upheld.

The Browns fumbled three times vs. Tampa Bay in the opener, losing one.

The Chiefs capitalized with a 35-yard Ryan Succop field goal, but couldn’t pick up a first down. Coordinator Charlie Weis called three straight passes – a scramble and two incompletions.

The Browns offense couldn’t get going. Picking up where it left off last week in Tampa Bay.

Evan Moore had a drop and Chansi Stuckey couldn’t hang onto a pass over the middle on the first drive. Harrison fumbled on the second drive, and the third drive stalled after two first downs.

Linebacker Marcus Benard had a sack to give him 2.5 on the year.