The Cleveland Browns found themselves in a familiar position in their 2012 home opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. In a down to the wire nail-biter, the Browns clung to a 6 point lead, late in the 4th quarter. With 1:23 left to go in the game, it was a Vick touchdown strike to Chris Harbor and the ensuing extra point that would give the Eagles a 17-16 lead.
Brandon Weeden's fourth interception of the game, on the first play from scrimmage on the Browns' last drive would seal the Eagles victory.
In a game that most saw no chance of a Cleveland victory, they found themselves in position to win the game through a well executed Dick Jauron defensive game plan. But it was the lack of a "hero moment" that did them in. The best I can give for the Browns efforts today would be honorable mentions. There are plenty to go around on the defensive side of the ball.
The offense is quite another story. The Browns found themselves unable to move the ball when they needed to the most. The offense seemingly picked up right where it left off last year, unable to put the ball in the end zone.
What follows is a list of players who showed up, players who didn't, and a few hero moments that proved not to be.