Through more than three of four 10-minute quarters in Cleveland, which I’m attending with Mrs. PFT and Florio Jr., neither half of the Browns’ roster had scored an offensive touchdown.
Finally, the Brown team (featuring the starting offense and second-team defense) invaded the end zone against the White team (the starting defense and second-team offense). And the score came from two Cleveland newcomers.
Quarterback Jake Delhomme, who joined the Browns after being cut by the Panthers, connected with tight end Benjamin Watson, a free agent who left the Patriots, in the back of the end zone from the five. The extra point made the score 14-3.
The Brown team’s other score came on an interception return for a touchdown by cornerback Brandon McDonald.