Browns offense sputters out of the gate, lose to Dolphins 23-10

Opening Day BrownsThe Browns and Dolphins played a very ugly offensive game Sunday afternoon. Both offensive lines struggled to protect their quarterback or open holes in the running game.

The Browns sacked Miami’s Ryan Tannehill three times and allowed only 20 yards rushing on 21 attempts.

Cleveland’s Mitchell Schwartz had a tough time trying to stop DE Cameron Wake, who got to Brandon Weeden three times. Oniel Cousins, starting at right guard for the injured Shaun Lauvao and Jason Pinkston also had a rough game with costly penalties, including a holding penalty that nullified a late touchdown pass.

Trent Richardson ran for 47 yards on 13 carries, many of those yards coming on second and third effort.

Brandon Weeden threw three interceptions in the game. Two of those interceptions belonged to former Brown Dimitri Patterson, who was in the right place at the right time twice grabbing passes that had deflected off Browns’ receivers. Weeden finished with 289 yards passing.

Jordan Cameron led the Browns in receiving with 9 catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.