MINNEAPOLIS -- Whether it was on special teams or offense, if there was a touchdown to be caught for the Cleveland Browns in their 31-27 victory over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at Mall of America Field at the H.H.H. Metrodome, third-year tight end
Cameron caught six passes from quarterback
“Coach (Rob Chudzinski) talked about guys making plays,” Cameron said. “I think a lot of us had that mindset of: ‘We’re going to be the guy to make the play.’ Guys made big plays on that last drive. It’s just a matter of believing in Brian, believing in ourselves and we did a good job of that today.”
Cameron’s biggest play of the day came on the Browns’ final scoring drive.
On third-and-goal from the Vikings’ seven-yard line, Hoyer took a snap in the Shotgun formation and lofted a pass to the left back corner of the end zone, where Cameron ran underneath the ball and corralled it with both feet in bounds for the game-winning score.
“It’s a momentum starter. Coach talked about having a spark, and we got one today. We just have to keep it rolling. We’ve just got to build off this, make the corrections and get better.”
While his third and final touchdown had the biggest impact on the game, Cameron was making impact plays throughout the afternoon.
Hoyer tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Cameron and put the Browns in front of the Vikings, 14-7, with 14:55 to play in the first half. After a one-yard loss on the final play of the first quarter, Hoyer took the snap on second-and-11, and led Cameron, who was in front a Vikings defender on a drag route across the middle of the field, to the far sideline for the score.
“Jordan can be a huge threat in this league,” Hoyer said. “That tight end who can run and get open down the field is something that’s really come up in recent years. That’s what he is, and he showed that today.”
Later in the second quarter, Browns punter
Initially, the Browns lined up to kick a field goal, but Lanning got the ball from long-snapper
“I just kind of sauntered off and acted like I was going to the bench, and they didn’t see me out there. I lined up on the ball,” Cameron said. “We worked on it a couple weeks and it was kind of an each touchdown. I thought it was easy, and then, I got blasted going in. I’ve got to have a little bit more speed to get into the end zone.”
Lanning added, “It was one of those things that if they covered it, we were going to bring it back in and kick it. You try to get set so they don’t see it, and we just got out there and they gave us the look we wanted. It was a good snap, good throw and JC made a good catch and got in the end zone.”