Browns 31, Chiefs 28, OT
Sunday, December 3rd 2006, 3:30 pm
By: News On 6
CLEVELAND (AP) Derek Anderson and the Cleveland Browns came out of nowhere.
Cleveland's backup quarterback threw 2 touchdown passes in the final 9 minutes of regulation and ran 33 yards in overtime to set up Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal, giving the Browns an improbable 31-28 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Anderson had never thrown an NFL pass and had taken only one snap before Sunday. However, he replaced injured starter Charlie Frye and rallied the Browns (4-8), who capped a dysfunctional week with only their second December win at home since 1999.
Dawson's winning kick with 7:25 remaining in OT came after the gangly Anderson scrambled right, broke a tackle and lumbered his way down the Browns sideline to the Kansas City 12.
The Browns ran the ball twice to move between the hash marks for Dawson, who then booted Cleveland to its first OT win since 2002.
Trent Green threw 4 TD passes, 2 to Tony Gonzalez, for the Chiefs (7-5), who had their AFC playoff hopes damaged. Kansas City led 28-14 with 8:55 to play in regulation after Green hooked up with Gonzalez on a 23-yard strike.
But Anderson, who started the 2nd half because Frye hurt his right wrist, brought the Browns back. He finished 11-21 for 171 yards.
Green, making his third start after missing eight games with a concussion, was 24-32 for 297 yards.