Cleveland Browns vs. Minnesota Vikings: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Tim ArcandCorrespondent ISeptember 22, 2013

Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer (6) throws during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

Final: Browns 31, Vikings 27 

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer shook off a poor second half to lead the offense to the game-winning touchdown with 0:55 left in the game. On 3rd-and-goal from the 7-yard line, he found tight end Jordan Cameron for the score. It was the second time time these two connected for a touchdown in the game. 

After scoring 24 points in the first half, the Browns won their first game of the season behind Hoyer, who threw three interceptions along with three touchdowns. The Browns offense finished with 409 yards as Hoyer finished with 321 passing yards after completing 20-of-54 passes.

The Browns used some first-half trickery that led to 10 points. They converted a fourth down on a fake punt that gained 34 yards. That drive led to a field goal. 

On their next drive, the Browns pulled off a fake field goal to score a touchdown. Punter Spencer Lanning threw an 11-yard touchdown to Cameron, who lined up wide and was left uncovered on the play. 

The Vikings dropped to 0-3 on the season with plenty of questions as Adrian Peterson was held to only 88 yards on 25 carries. His longest run of the game only went for nine yards.