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Cleveland Defeats St. Louis 27-19 - Recap

Cleveland earned a 27-19 victory over St. Louis on Thursday in Preseason Week 1 action at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cleveland was a favorite by 3.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 35.5.

Brandon Weeden completed 10 of 13 pass attempts for 112 yards and 1 TD for the Browns in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Daryl Richardson rushed for 24 yards for St. Louis, while Zac Stacy added 23 yards. Kellen Clemens threw for 116 yards for the Rams, while receivers Chris Givens and Raymond Radway had 82 and 78 yards respectively.

St. Louis outgained Cleveland 396-320 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 19-18 by the Browns.

The time of possession battle favored Cleveland as their offense was on the field for 33:48, longer than the 26:12 of their opponents.

Next game, Cleveland takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For St. Louis, they head home to face Green Bay.