4:12 p.m.-CLEVELAND BROWNS FALL TO 0-12 WITH LOSS TO NEW YORK GIANTS
CLEVELAND -- Quarterback Eli Manning completed 15 of his 27 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns without an interception in leading the New York Giants to a 27-13 win over the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium Sunday.
Manning spread around the ball to seven different players, but speedy wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was his favorite target, catching six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the victory.
With the win, the Giants improved to 8-3 on the season and remain in the playoff hunt in the NFC, while the Browns dropped their 15th straight game dating back to last December and fell to 0-12 on the 2016 regular season.
In a losing effort, Browns quarterback Josh McCown completed 25 of his 43 throws for 322 yards with one touchdown and two fumbles, one of which was returned for a score. McCown was sacked six times for 36 lost yards.
Six of McCown’s completions went to wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr., who turned six catches into a game-high 131 yards for the third 100-yard game of his career.
3:52 p.m.-MANNING FINDS BECKHAM FOR TOUCHDOWN
CLEVELAND -- New York quarterback Eli Manning delivered a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a score that gave the Giants a 27-13 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 5:10 to play in the fourth quarter.
Earlier in the six-play, 73-yard drive, Manning connected on a 41-yard pass to Beckham that moved the Giants from their own 13-yard line to the Browns’ 28.
3:45 p.m.-MCCOWN THROWS TD PASS TO COLEMAN
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Coleman and drew the Browns to within a score of the New York Giants, 20-13, with 8:17 to play in the fourth quarter.
Facing a second-and-14 from the 21-yard line after a sack, McCown took the shotgun snap and sailed a pass to the left side of the field, where Coleman hauled in his third scoring pass of the season.
Earlier in the drive, McCown completed a 19-yard pass to wide receiver Rashard Higgins, and the play turned into 34-yard gain when the rookie pass catcher was taken down by his face mask. Then, McCown followed with passes of 11 and 13 yards to running back Isaiah Crowell.
3:37 p.m.-GIANTS RETURN FUMBLE FOR TOUCHDOWN
CLEVELAND -- Defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul recovered a fumble from Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown and returned the ball 43 yards for a touchdown, which gave the New York Giants a 20-6 lead with 10:58 to play in regulation.
On second-and-19 from midfield, McCown dropped back to pass to tight end Seth DeValve on the right side of the field but was hit by Giants defensive lineman Jonathan Hankins as he released the football and it floated toward Pierre-Paul. The veteran lineman collected the fumble and raced down the field untouched for the score.
Three plays earlier, McCown completed a 54-yard pass to wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. that moved the Browns from their own five-yard line to New York’s 41. However, a four-yard loss on a pass to fullback Danny Vitale and a false start penalty backed up the Browns before McCown’s fumble.
2:31 p.m.-BROWNS ADD LATE FIELD GOAL
CLEVELAND -- Although the Cleveland Browns were unable to find their way into the end zone in the first half against the New York Giants, they converted a pair of field goals, the second of which cut their deficit down to eight points, 14-6, at halftime from FirstEnergy Stadium.
On the final play of the first half, kicker Cody Parkey converted a 27-yard field goal try that capped off an eight-play, 68-yard drive.
Early in the possession, quarterback Josh McCown threw a pass down the right side of the field for wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr., and although it fell incomplete, the Browns gained 35 yards on the play because rookie cornerback Eli Apple was flagged for pass interference.
Then, after rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman committed a 15-yard personal foul facemask penalty was followed up by a five-yard loss on a sack, McCown completed a 22-yard pass to Pryor that moved the Browns from their 40-yard line to New York’s 38.
McCown and Pryor combined one more time on the drive for a 14-yard gain, and then, the veteran quarterback scrambled out of the pocket, squared his shoulders to the line of scrimmage and side-armed a throw to running back Duke Johnson Jr. for 12 yards.
2:18 p.m.-GIANTS HAVE QUICK ANSWER
CLEVELAND -- After the Cleveland Browns cut into New York’s lead, the Giants had an answer, and it came in the form of a touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning to wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with 1:13 to play in the first half from FirstEnergy Stadium.
On the second play of the drive, Manning found veteran wide receiver Victor Cruz open down the right side of the field and connected with him for a 37-yard gain that moved the Giants from their own 31-yard line down to Cleveland’s 32.
Manning threw a short pass over the middle of the field to Beckham, and the speedy pass catcher raced to and then down the right sideline before striding across the goal line for his team-leading seventh touchdown of the season.
2:14 p.m.-BROWNS SETTLE FOR FIELD GOAL
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns cut into the New York Giants’ lead with a 20-yard field goal from Cody Parkey with 1:43 to play in the first half from FirstEnergy Stadium.
Parkey capped off what was a 10-play, 28-yard drive that was set up by a Giants turnover.
On fourth-and-nine from their own 21-yard line, the Browns elected to punt away the football, but reserve running back Bobby Rainey mishandled the kick and it was recovered by Cleveland linebacker Dominique Alexander at New York’s 30-yard line.
Although the Browns converted a fourth-and-one early in the scoring drive, they failed to gain the final two yards after driving down to the New York two-yard line.
1:53 p.m.-GIANTS BREAK SCORELESS TIE
CLEVELAND -- Wide receiver Dwayne Harris caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Eli Manning and gave the New York Giants a 7-0 lead over the Cleveland Browns with 7:03 to play in the first half from FirstEnergy Stadium.
On first-and-10 from the Browns’ 13-yard line, Manning took the shotgun snap and fired a fade pass to the left back corner of the end zone, where Harris ran behind the coverage of defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun and hauled in his first catch and score of the season.
Prior to the touchdown, Manning completed an 18-yard pass to wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr.
The Browns set up the Giants’ first scoring drive of the game with a turnover.
After quarterback Josh McCown completed a 13-yard pass to rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, the Browns went to the ground game and gave the ball to Isaiah Crowell. Following a modest three-yard gain, Crowell was stopped by defensive tackle Damon Harrison and lost the football.
Strong side linebacker Devon Kennard recovered the fumble at the Browns’ 31-yard line.
1:00 p.m.-GAME INFORMATION
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns look to break a franchise-worst 14-game losing streak and get their first win of the season today when they welcome the New York Giants to FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Giants enter today's game at 7-3 in the thick of the playoff race in the NFC, and they need a win to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys, who won against Washington at AT&T Stadium on Thanksgiving Day.
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