Browns Rally Past Bears 20-10

By Thomas Hanson  |   Monday, October 10, 2005  |  Comments( 0 )

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For the Cleveland Browns, 14 unanswered fourth quarter points gave the team a rare comeback win and an ever rarer home victory.

A struggling Trent Dilfer connected with wide receiver Antonio Bryant for two touchdowns in a 38-second span late in the fourth quarter, rallying the Browns past the Bears 20-10. The two Dilfer TD passes were the 100th and 101st of his career and gave the QB a real measure of success after throwing two interceptions in the first half.

Trailing 10-6, Dilfer hit Bryant for a 33-yard touchdown with just three minutes and two second on the clock. On the ensuing Bears possession, rookie quarterback Kyle Orton's fumble was recovered by the Browns Chris Crocker. Dilfer quickly found Bryant again, this time on a 28-yarder with 2:24 remaining.

The Bears (1-3) were undone by three costly fumbles and an inconsistent offense. Quarterback Orton went 16-for-26 but his completions went for just 117 yards. Running back Thomas Jones was the lone bright spot, rushing for 137 yards on 24 carries for the Bears before leaving midway through the fourth quarter with a knee injury.

For the Cleveland Browns, the win moved them to 2-2 on the season though the victory left the team with a tawdry 15-35 home won-lost record since 1999.
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