It certainly wasn’t easy, but the Browns have their first home win of the season, and Colt McCoy may have come of age in the process. McCoy bounced back from a terrible start to lead the Browns on a game-winning drive in the final three minutes against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, capping it off with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Massaquoi with :43 left, as the Browns survived, 17-16.
McCoy finished 19 of 39 for 210 yards, far less than Chad Henne’s numbers. The Dolphins quarterback threw for 255 yards on 19 of 29 passing.
Montario Hardesty, filling in for an ailing Peyton Hillis, ran 14 times for 67 yards, but pulled in a crucial pass on fourth down in the final minutes to keep the game-winning drive alive.
With the win, the Browns improve to 2-1. The Dolphins fall to 0-3.