Colt McCoy delivered the game-winning touchdown pass, but it was the Browns' defense that provided the game-saving moment.
After two 15-yard penalties (one for celebrating the touchdown and the other on a horse-collar tackle on the kickoff), the Browns set up the Dolphins at the Cleveland 47-yard line with 36 seconds remaining. Miami needed just 14 yards to set up a potential game-winning, 50-yard field goal.
"They did some things that you need to do when offensively we weren't quite clicking," Browns coach Pat Shurmur said of his defense. "At the end there, to spot them 30 yards in penalties and then shut them down ... that's great stuff."
STAT THAT STICKS: Eleven sacks by the Browns this season. That's the second-most in the NFL, which is a big improvement for a defense that had the eighth-fewest in the league last season.
OVERHEARD: “I think the greatest statistics in this league are wins and losses. I don’t think [McCoy] cares about his completion percentage. You win the game, so that’s all our team cares about anyway. He just stayed composed and made a lot of good plays. He was just very vibrant and upbeat and you could see that pouring out of him in his eyes. He made it happen for us.” Rookie wide receiver Greg Little on McCoy, who was 19-of-39 for 210 yards.