In what was one of the most exciting upsets in recent Cleveland sports history, the Cleveland State University men’s basketball team handed a loss to seventh ranked Vanderbilt, while across town the abysmal Browns further embarrassed the city with a 13 to 12 loss to the equally terrible St. Louis Rams. Once again Colt McCoy and the Browns offense struggled to score touchdowns, instead relying on kicker Phil Dawson to put points on the board. Unfortunately Dawson can’t do it all himself, as fans learned on the final Browns play of the game, a 22-yard attempt that started with a snap that deflected off Alex Mack’s leg, leading to a late set and a wide left kick. On the day, McCoy went 20 out of 27 for 218 yards, with a passer rating of 95. The game also saw the Browns attempt to use the dynamic play of Josh Cribbs to bring a spark to the offense with some wildcat formations, yet one player does not a team make. Cribbs rushed for 21 yards on three carries and added another 32 yards on three receptions. Chris Ogbonnaya lead the team in rushing with 19 carries for 90 yards, while rookie wideout Greg Little was the leading receiver with 84 yards on six catches, including a 52 yard bomb that put the Browns in the red zone. Despite this field position, the Browns were unable to capitalize as they ran the ball on the subsequent plays. The vanilla play call of headcoach/offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is not exactly instilling confidence. While the Browns did open up the play book with some gadget-type plays, they rarely came in critical times. It seems that Shurmur is playing to stay in the game, not win it. The only place the team seems to be able to hang its hat is the defense, though it is a unproven and at times a shaky hat rack. Following a fourth quarter Josh Cribbs fumble – his second in some 100 games – on a punt gave the Rams the ball on Cleveland’s 27 yard line. St. Louis opened the drive trying to pound it behind Steven Jackson – who finished the day with 128 yards on 27 carries – but after picking up a first down the Browns defense settled in and forced the Rams to kick a field goal. The defense also had two turnovers on the game, which also saw them record seven pass defections and one sack by rookie Phil Taylor. The Browns defense held former Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford to 155 yards and one touchdown. Bradford threw the ball 26 times, connecting on 15, and also recorded an interception. With the defense seemingly on the right track, fans can only hope that the Browns address the offense with those early round picks. The offense has so many needs its impossible to say who the Browns will be targeting and quite frankly it is still too early to even begin talking about it. April is a long way off and who knows how this whole thing will shake out come January.