Turnovers, penalties doom Browns

Offensively, the game started out promising with the Browns marching down the field for a field on their first possession. However, a quick Carolina interception return for a touchdown off the hands of Dennis Northcutt was the turning point. The Panthers took hold of the momentum and never looked back, beating the Browns 20-12 Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers’ front four, especially Julius Peppers, disrupted the Browns and put pressure on Charlie Frye for most of the day. The offensive line also committed some key holding penalties that kept the Browns from getting into any sort of offensive rythym. Joshua Cribbs gave the team a spark with a couple of big returns but the Browns unfortunately had to settle for field goals.

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