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NFC North Live Blog: Browns at Vikings

Adrian Peterson will look to run all over the Browns.

Adrian Peterson will look to run all over the Browns.

It is that time again folks. Time for our NFC North Sunday Live Blog. Thanks Direct TV and Sunday ticket, otherwise I would be stuck watching the Jaguars and the Bucs every week.

Today we will be watching and talking about the Cleveland Browns vs the Minnesota Vikings game, Neither team is in the win column so far.

The Vikings took the opening kid starting just short of the 20 yard line. Christian Ponder lined at at quarterback to start and with two Adrian Peterson runs and a Ponder pass they picked up a first down. Then Ponder threw a deep ball to Greg Jennings down to the Browns 40. After a short Peterson gain to the 38 it was second and eight. Again Peterson got the ball for three more yards which made it third and five. Jennings was then wide open at the 15 for a first down and another Peterson run gave them a first and goal. From there Peterson ran in his third touchdown of the season.

TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS!! Vikings 7 Browns 0

A very impressive opening drive for the Vikings went 60 yards in 11 plays.

The Browns took their first possession and quickly went three and out. They punted the ball back to the Vikings who will now look to take a commanding lead. Not the start the Browns need, especially on the road.

Cleveland made an interesting trade earlier in the week when they traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts. They signed Willis McGahee. On paper that seems a bit of a downgrade.

The Browns defense stiffens up and stops Peterson short of the first down on third and nine. Vikings punt and now the Browns go back on offense.

McGahee picked up the Browns first down of the game. He was stopped for no gain on the next first down play and then Brian Hoyer got his arm hit as he was throwing on second down. On third down he hit his tight end who made a nice run for the first down.

Then on the next play, Hoyer throws deep to a wide open receiver for a 48 yard touchdown to Josh Gordon

TOUCHDOWN BROWNS!! Browns 7 Vikings 7.

The Browns defense forces another three and out and the Browns will now take over on offense. Josh Gordon takes a bubble screen and runs it for 30 yards to the Browns 48 for a first down.

After a third and one completion for a first down, they ran Gordon on a reverse down deep into Vikings territory. On the first play of the second quarter, Hoyer throws a touchdown to the tight end Cameron from 19 yards out.

TOUCHDOWN BROWNS!! Browns 14 Vikings 7

Looks like we have a good one going today. That’s a good thing especially after last week.

Ponder and the Vikings take over, trailing for the first time in the game. Ponder throws for a first down to the 32 and on first down Peterson runs for six more yards. He then goes up the middle for another first down to the 44.

On second down, Ponder hit rookie Cordell Patterson makes a fine catch on the Browns 20 for a first down. Ponder then hit Jennings for 10 yards down to the 10. On second and short, Ponder throws for the first down to Peterson at the eight.

Ponder then runs a QB draw right up the middle for a touchdown.

TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS!! Browns 14 Vikings 14. Stay tuned people, we have a great game here.

The Browns were held to a three and out. However they pulled out some trickery with a fake punt! The Vikings defense stiffens from there and force a field goal from 38 yards.

FIELD GOAL GOOD! Browns 17 Vikings 14.

On the ensuing possession, T. J. Ward picks off a tipped ball and returns it to the Vikings 37. Huge defensive play for Cleveland who is likely a first down away from being in scoring position. On second down, Hoyer finds Gordon again, this time down to the 18.

Two plays later another touchdown pass the the tight end Cameron. This one on a fake field goal!

TOUCHDOWN BROWNS! Browns 24- Vikings 14

A game that started off well for the Vikings is getting away from them as Cleveland may have found their quarterback in Brian Hoyer.

The Vikings catch a huge break on a muffed punt with a little over two minutes to go in the half. The Vikings then turn it into a field goal.

FIELD GOAL VIKINGS! Browns 24 Vikings 17

The Browns take over with a little a minute to go in the half. The Vikings pick a pass off at midfield with :47 left until the half. The Vikings drive it down to the 10 with :15 to go with first and goal. The first down pass to Jennings in the end zone was broken up. On the next play the Browns force a Ponder fumble to preserve the lead at halftime.

The Browns take over to start the second half. They come out firing, converting a third down on a pass to the 47. After a completion into Vikings territory, the Vikings pick off a pass and return it to midfield. Chad Greenway stepped in front of the receiver and picked it off.

Two plays later, Peterson fumbles the ball. The game is getting a bit sloppy now.

The teams are now trading punts midway through the third. The Browns take over and hit on a 17 yard pass play and are into Vikings territory. On third an four they nearly hit on a pass down the sidelines but the receiver could not get both feet down inbounds. They decide to go for it on fourth down and the pass is broken up. Vikings take over at their own 37.

Defense is taking over here in the third quarter. After two straight sacks, the Vikings are forced to punt. The Browns take over their own 15. ANOTHER huge defensive play as the Vikings pick off a pass and return it to the 10 yard line! First and Goal Vikings! An incomplete pass and a two yard Peterson run sets up third and goal. QB DRAW AGAIN< TOUCHDOWN PONDER!!

TOUCHDOWN VIKINGS!! Browns 24 Vikings 24! WHAT A GAME!!

The Vikings defense has gotten nasty here in the second half. They stopped the Browns again and set the offense up in good field position. This results in the go ahead field goal with just under 11:00 to go.

FIELD GOAL GOOD! Vikings 27 Browns 24

The Vikings are nursing a three point lead with the ball third and five with 3:42 remaining. Ponder calls timeout to talk this HUGE play over.

The Browns make a defensive play and now take over. Two incomplete passes later and now they face a big third and ten. Slant play to Gordon and they pick up the first down!

Another first down as we reach the 2:00 warning inside the Vikings 30. Buckle up folks!

The Browns complete it down to the seven yard line! First and Goal! Two incomplete passes later it is now third down.

TOUCHDOWN BROWNS!! Cameron again for his third touchdown of the day!!

Browns 31 Vikings 27!! :51 to go!

The Vikings will be able to try a Hail Mary here. :12 seconds left on the Browns 43. Timeout Vikings, their last one. Clock has been adjusted to :15. May have time for two shots. Pass to Peterson at the 35.

Hail Mary attempt number one goes incomplete at the goal line :04 left. Browns call a timeout.

Ponder is sacked before he can get off the pass. Game Over. Crowd Boos! Browns WIN! Cleveland goes to 1-2 and the Vikings drop to 0-3.

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