Dolphins vs. Browns Week 3: 5 Keys as Browns Go for 2nd W, Fins Just Try To Win

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Dolphins vs. Browns Week 3: 5 Keys as Browns Go for 2nd W, Fins Just Try To Win
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Not a lot of teams playing during Week 2 were in a "must win" situation, but the Cleveland Browns were not one of those teams.

If the Browns wanted to be relevant in the AFC North this season, they needed to rebound from a sloppy and disorganized first game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Browns came into Indianapolis to face a Peyton Manning-less Colts team that was struggling without their leader.

Well, Cleveland did what they came to do and picked up their first victory in the young season.

The defense came up big in the victory, as the Colts were held to four field goals throughout the game and did not score their first touchdown until the game was already out of reach.

Colt McCoy had an impressive game, throwing for 211 yards and touchdown, including a great pass to tight end Evan Moore to put the Browns up 7-6.

However, McCoy's performance was overshadowed by Peyton Hillis taking advantage of the Colts' weak run defense.

It took some time for Hillis to get into a groove, but he returned to the form that got him on the cover of Madden 12, barreling over defenders and rushing for two touchdowns.

While the Browns finally found themselves in the win column, the Miami Dolphins have yet to find it.

For the second straight week, the Dolphins played well at home, but came up just short against the Houston Texans.

The Texans went into halftime up 16-3, but the Fins fought back, getting within three points late in the game.

However, just as last week against New England, Miami's defense let up a big play late as Texans QB Matt Schaub hit a wide open Andre Johnson after there was a blown coverage in the secondary.

The Dolphins leave the Sunshine State for the first time all season, which could be a blessing, and will look to rebound against the Browns. Cleveland meanwhile, is looking for back-to-back wins to show they are a force to be reckoned with.

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