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Reuben Droughns scored on a 75-yard run on Cleveland's first play and finished with 166 yards as the Browns put together their most complete game this season.
Frustrated at their inability to make big plays, the Browns made more than a handful on both sides of the ball while getting their second shutout in 107 games since returning to the NFL in 1999.
Cleveland's defense held Miami to 67 yards passing and forced Dolphins Coach Nick Saban to use injured Gus Frerotte.
Trent Dilfer finished 11 of 18 for 137 yards and threw a six-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to Terrelle Smith as the Browns ended a six-game losing streak against Miami.
Rookie WR Braylon Edwards, who earlier in the week vented his frustration at not getting more chances to make plays, had a season-high six catches for 90 yards. Edwards also hooked up a couple times with rookie QB Charlie Frye, who got his first action this season and went 6 of 11 for 58 yards.
In their sixth loss in seven games, the Dolphins also lost five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and leading tackler Zach Thomas. He injured his right shoulder late in the first half.
The Dolphins continue to have issues at quarterback. Sage Rosenfels was benched in the second half of his second career start after going just 5 of 10 for 14 yards and two interceptions.
Rosenfels started in place of Frerotte (sprained his right index finger), but Frerotte came in and was only 4 of 18 for 53 yards.
Cleveland: Droughns 75 run (kick failed), 13:09.
Cleveland: FG Dawson 23, 7:03.
Cleveland: FG Dawson 40, :00.
Cleveland: T.Smith 6 pass from Dilfer (Dawson kick), 5:24.
Cleveland: FG Dawson 24, 1:35.
DolphinsBrownsFirst Downs 1219Total Net Yards 194376Rushes-Yards 25-13939-181Passing 55195Punt Returns 2-232-47Kickoff Returns 5-981-16Interceptions Ret. 1-162-11Comp-Att-Int 9-28-217-29-1Sacked-Yards Lost 2-120-0Punts 6-44.34-36.0Fumbles-Lost 1-00-0Penalties-Yards 7-435-35Time Of Possession 24:3235:28RUSHING
Miami: Williams 13-83, Brown 12-56.
Cleveland: Droughns 30-166, Wright 3-8, Dilfer 4-3, Northcutt 1-2, T.Smith 1-2.
Miami: Frerotte 4-18-0-53, Rosenfels 5-10-2-14.
Cleveland: Dilfer 11-18-0-137, Frye 6-11-1-58.
Miami: Chambers 3-12, Welker 2-12, Gilmore 1-39, Diamond 1-7, Brown 1-2, Morris 1-(minus 5).
Cleveland: Edwards 6-90, Bryant 4-60, Heiden 4-31, T.Smith 1-6, Northcutt 1-5, Droughns 1-3.
MISSED FIELD GOALS