Zane Gonzalez's kicking woes cost Browns again in close loss to Saints

17 September, 2018, 08:02 | Author: Donna Miller
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With just under three minutes to go, Taylor led a touchdown drive that was capped off by a flawless 47-yard touchdown pass from Taylor to wide receiver Antonio Callaway.

Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez missed 2 extra points and 2 field goals Sunday as the Saints rallied from a 12-3 fourth quarter deficit for a 21-18 victory at the Superdome in New Orleans. Gonzales missed two field-goal attempts (44 and 52 yards, the latter of which would have tied the score at 21-21 and forced overtime) and two point-after attempts.

But Cleveland, which last won a regular season game on December 24, 2016 over San Diego before finishing 1-15, was not dead yet.

The outcome of this game stings, especially since the Browns kept a superior offensive threat limited for so much of the afternoon.

Then New Orleans safety Marcus Williams, whose missed tackle allowed Minnesota to beat the Saints 29-24 in the NFC Divisional Playoffs last season, intercepted quarterback Tyrod Taylor at the Browns' 40-yard line and returned it 22 yards to the 18. The Browns will next take the field on Thursday night, hosting the Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. New Orleans was the first team in history to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 11, 1977. The backup quarterback, who makes tackles on special teams, ran back a kickoff for the first time in his National Football League career and popped a 47-yard return in the third quarter.

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Taylor went 22-of-30 passing for 246 yards and a touchdown with an interception for a rating of 94.6. Taylor connected with wide receiver Antonio Callaway for a 42-yard touchdown pass that could have been the game winning touchdown.

The Browns led 12-3 heading into the fourth quarter, but blew a chance to extend their advantage early in the final quarter. A few almost-there darts fell flat before the end zone, but Wil Lutz was up to the task.

They turned a takeaway on the Saints' first possession into a 3-0 lead when Gonzalez made a 39-yard field goal with 8:29 remaining in the opening quarter.

"We've got a lot to do to improve", Payton said.

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