The new Cleveland Browns' first victory was a memorable one, while the New Orleans Saints suffered another shocking loss.
Tim Couch, who already had a pair of scoring passes, completed a desperation 56-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Johnson with no time on the clock today for a 21-16 victory, the first for the reborn franchise.
"I couldn't have thrown it another yard," Couch said. "I put everything I could into it and threw it as high as I could. It's a neat way to get your first one."
The Browns (1-7) got a chance after New Orleans mismanaged the clock, calling a timeout with 29 seconds left rather than letting time run down. Doug Brien's 46-yard field goal with 21 seconds left put the Saints (1-6) up 16-14.
But Couch, who completed 11 of 19 passes for 193 yards, drove the Browns 75 yards on three plays, hitting Johnson in the corner of the end zone despite a swarm of Saints defenders around him.
The Saints have lost fourth-quarter leads in five games this season.
The Browns were up 14-13 going into the fourth quarter against New Orleans. An opportunity to stretch the lead failed as Phil Dawson's 46-yard field goal attempt fell short early in the fourth quarter.
New Orleans running back Ricky Williams--who had his second 100-yard day as a pro, rushing for 179 yards on 40 carries--saw the ball on 11 of the Saints' 17 first-quarter plays, and 22 of 47 in the first half. He also fumbled the ball twice to keep the Browns in the game.