Browns Fall 17-14 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap
|Browns Fall 17-14 Against Tampa Bay - Game Recap|
Josh Freeman threw a pair of TD passes as Tampa Bay defeated Cleveland 17-14 in Week 1 action on Sunday.
Tampa Bay was the ATS victor, as they covered the 2.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 37.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Carnell Williams rushed for 75 yards, while Josh Freeman added 34 yards in the win. Micheal Spurlock and Kellen Winslow added 49 and 32 receiving yards respectively.
Jerome Harrison rushed for 52 yards for Cleveland, while Peyton Hillis added 41 yards. Jake Delhomme threw for 227 yards for the Browns, while receivers Evan Moore and Mohamed Massaquoi had 87 and 46 yards respectively.
Tampa Bay was outgained by Cleveland 340-288 yards in Sunday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 15-13 by the Browns.
Cleveland lost the time of possession battle 32:21/27:39, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Tampa Bay heads into a Week 2 battle against the Panthers. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Kansas City.