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Despite two fumbled snaps to open the game and two tipped passes, Delhomme did save some face with a 77 yard touchdown drive in the second quarter. To be fair, it was Hillis who really took them down the field, getting the offense to the Rams 19 on third down, and thus allowing them to gamble on fouth and three.
It was after that when he truly salvaged his night, when he converted the first down on a pass to Cribbs, then hit Ben Watson two plays later in the end zone for a six-yard touchdown pass. (The play was initially ruled no catch, but overturned when Mangini challenged).
On the next drive Delhomme missed a scoring chance when he overthrew Robiskie on a corner route. The drive ended with the Browns going for it on 4th and three once again, but this time coming up short.
His performance was far from exceptional, but his overall numbers really weren't too bad. Delhomme played the whole first half and went 12 of 16, 127 yards, one touchdown and a passer rating of 118.5.
Sure, he got lucky on the two tipped balls by the Rams' line, but luck or no, he still had no interceptions, and the fumbles were mercifully recovered.
One other thing to consider: the running game put up just 33 yards in the first half, and the team's number one receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was held out of the game with a hamstring injury, both factors beyond Delhomme's control that made his job more difficult.