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Browns Down Minnesota 31-27 - Match Report

Brian Hoyer scorched the Vikings defense for 3 TDs as Cleveland defeated Minnesota 31-27 on Sunday at The Metrodome.

Cleveland won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 40.5.

Josh Aubrey rushed for 34 yards, while Chris Ogbonnaya added 23 yards in the win. Josh Gordon and Davone Bess added 146 and 67 receiving yards respectively.

Adrian Peterson rushed for 88 yards for Minnesota, while Christian Ponder added 46 yards. Christian Ponder threw for 228 yards for the Vikings, while receivers Cordarrelle Patterson and Greg Jennings had 49 and 43 yards respectively.

Cleveland outgained Minnesota 409-329 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-21 by the Browns.

Minnesota led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:08/28:52 split in that important category.

Cleveland heads into a Week 4 battle against the Bengals. Minnesota, meanwhile, will have their next action against Pittsburgh.