Gonzalez, who very well might be cut after this afternoon's loss to the New Orleans Saints, is basically directly responsible for the defeat. But, the Saints were not done. I don't like to blame one player, but the game was won if Gonzalez did his job.
The Cleveland Browns are still winless in their last 19 tries, as the franchise found another way to lose with their kicker missing four kicks, including two in the final 1:16.
Gordon missed the majority of training camp, taking time to make a concerted effort to improve his mental and physical health. The nine-play, 66-yard scoring drive was kept alive when strong safety Derrick Kindred was called for an illegal contact penalty that negated what would have been defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi's third third-down sack of the game.More news: Bodyboarder Dead After Cape Cod Shark Attack
The Saints got the ball back with the game tied and quickly marched down the field for a go-ahead field goal.
OFFENSE: New Orleans' offense Sunday bore little resemblance to the unit that scored 40 points and rolled up more than 400 yards of offense in the season opener against Tampa Bay. Taylor connected with wide receiver Antonio Callaway for a 42-yard touchdown pass that could have been the game winning touchdown. He went on to play just five games over the next three years due to various suspensions for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It held a highly potent Saints offense to just 21 points and 275 total yards. The Saints were able to come back and take a 18-12 lead after a costly interception by Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor set them up with great field position to take the lead.
The Browns used a strong start on defense to earn a 6-3 halftime lead.