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Browns lead Patriots at the half

Posted Dec 8, 2013

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Cleveland Browns held a 6-0 lead over the New England Patriots at halftime of today’s game from Gillette Stadium.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Courtesy of two field goals and a stout defensive effort, the Cleveland Browns held a 6-0 lead over the New England Patriots at halftime of today’s AFC game at Gillette Stadium.

For the Browns, it is the second time this year that they have held an opponent scoreless at halftime. They also held a 6-0 lead over the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sept. 15.

With 48 seconds remaining in the first half, second-year Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon caught an 18-yard pass from quarterback Jason Campbell. The reception put Gordon at 1,291 yards on the season, which broke the old mark of 1,289, which was set by Braylon Edwards in the 2007 season.

Cleveland kicker Billy Cundiff’s 37-yard field goal increased the Browns’ lead over the Patriots to 6-0 with 14:45 remaining in the first half.

The nine-play drive, which covered 37 yards and took 3:46 off the game clock, was set up by a Patriots turnover.

On third-and-10 from their own 35-yard line, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dropped back to pass and was pressured by Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger off the right edge. Brady threw a pass toward wide receiver Josh Boyce, but linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was there to intercept the ball at the Cleveland 44-yard line.

The Browns held a 3-0 lead over the Patriots after one quarter of play.

Cundiff converted a 43-yard field goal attempt and gave the Browns a 3-0 lead over the Patriots with 9:18 left to play in the first quarter. Cundiff’s kick finished off a 10-play drive that covered 47 yards in 5:42.

Campbell was eight of 10 passing for 65 yards in the first quarter, and three of those throws went to tight end Jordan Cameron for 36 yards.

Conversely, Brady went just one of six for five yards with the interception.