The Browns have won consecutive home openers for the first time since 1989-90. Last season, the Browns defeated the Saints, 26-24, during the home opener on Sept. 14.
WR Travis Benjamin recorded touchdown receptions of 50 and 60 yards and added a 78-yard punt return touchdown. He is the first player in Browns history to record two receiving scores and a punt return touchdown in the same game and the first NFL player to do so since St. Louis' Tavon Austin on Nov. 10, 2013. Benjamin finished with a career-high 115 receiving yards, surpassing his previous mark of 89, set last week at the New York Jets (9/13). With a 54-yard touchdown last week, Benjamin is the first player in Browns history to record a touchdown catch of 50 yards in each of the team's first two games of a season. He added 154 punt return yards, the third-most in a single-game in Browns history. He holds that record with 179 set in 2013. He has three career punt returns of more than 75 yards, the most in Browns history. Benjamin's 269 combined yards today are tied for the seventh-most in a single-game in team history, while his three career punt return scores are tied for second.
MOST PUNT RETURN TOUCHDOWNS IN BROWNS HISTORY
|1. Eric Metcalf||1989-94||5|
|2. Travis Benjamin||2012-15||3|
MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS IN A GAME - BROWNS
|1. Travis Benjamin||vs. Buf.||10/3/13||179|
|2. Eric Metcalf||vs. Pit.||10/24/93||166|
|3. Travis Benjamin||vs. Tenn.||9/20/15||154|
|4. Joshua Cribbs||vs. Cin.||10/4/09||135|
MOST TOTAL YARDS IN A GAME - BROWNS
|1. Joshua Cribbs||at Kansas City||12/20/2009||316 (269 KR, 36 PR, 8 R, 3 P)|
|2. Jim Brown||vs. Philadelphia||11/19/1961||313 (237 R, 52 P, 24 KR)|
|3. Joshua Cribbs||at Baltimore||11/18/2007||309 (245 KR, 61 PR, 3 R)|
|4. Greg Pruitt||vs. Cincinnati||11/23/1975||304 (121 R, 106 P, 36 KR, 41 PR)|
|5. Leroy Kelly||vs. New York Giants||12/4/1966||299 (126 R, 71 P, 102 KR)|
|6. Joshua Cribbs||vs. Baltimore||11/2/2008||278 (237 KR, 41 PR)|
|7. Travis Benjamin||vs. Tennessee||9/20/2015||269 (154 PR, 115 P)|
|8. Jim Brown||at Los Angeles Rams||11/24/1957||269 (237 R, 21 P, 11 KR)|
|9. Jim Brown||at Washington||9/15/1963||262 (162 R, 100 P|
Making his third career start, QB Johnny Manziel completed 8 of 15 passes for 172 yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 133.9 rating. His 133.9 passer rating was the highest by a Browns QB since Derek Anderson totaled 140.3 on Oct. 28, 2007. Manziel connected with WR Travis Benjamin for a career-long 60-yard touchdown pass during the first drive of the game. Manziel is the first Browns quarterback with touchdown passes of 50 yards in consecutive games since Brandon Weeden in 2012.
The Browns defense recorded seven sacks and forced three turnovers. It was the team's highest sack total since registering seven at Dallas on Nov. 18, 2012.
RB Isaiah Crowell led the Browns with 72 rushing yards, including an 11-yard touchdown. Last season, he led the team with eight rushing scores.
DL Armonty Bryant recorded a career-high 2.5 sacks and forced one fumble. DL John Hughes III registered a career-high 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble. DB K'Waun Williams recorded his second career sack and forced a fumble. DL Jamie Meder picked up his first career sack. LB Paul Kruger recorded a half-sack. Kruger, who led the Browns with 11 sacks in 2014, has 31.5 in his career. DB Donte Whiter had half of a sack. LB Karlos Dansby led the team with nine tackles and forced a fumble. DB Joe Haden, LB Christian Kirksey and DL Randy Starks each recovered a fumble.
LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive-snaps streak to 8,027, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 130 games and hasn't missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.
DB Johnson Bademosi recorded two special-teams tackles. He has led the team in special teams tackles each season since signing with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
With 116 rushing yards today, the Browns have rushed for more than 100 yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 in 2014. Cleveland totaled 104 rushing yards in the opener against the Jets.
The Browns scored 14 first quarter points today, their most in the first quarter of a home game since Nov. 18, 2010 (14 points vs. Carolina).
Second-round pick LB Nate Orchard made his NFL debut.