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Packers clinging to 13-11 lead over Browns after three

K Mason Crosby hits from long range again, but Browns' special teams set up TD


GREEN BAY -- Special teams play helped set up a touchdown for the Browns, who drew within two points at 13-11 after three quarters on Friday night at Lambeau Field.

The Packers' defense began the quarter by getting a fourth-down stop in Green Bay territory. Browns QB Austin Davis misfired on fourth-and-6 from the Green Bay 39, giving the ball back to the Packers. A facemask penalty on Packers CB Robertson Daniel had helped the Browns get across midfield.

RB John Crockett got the Packers moving with a pair of carries for 11 yards, and then QB Marquise Williams converted on fourth-and-4 with a scramble to the Cleveland 39. The drive stalled there, and K Mason Crosby made his second 54-yard field goal of the night, extending the Packers' lead to 13-5 with 6:32 left in the quarter.

The Packers' defense held on the next possession, but Browns P Andy Lee pinned Green Bay on its own 1-yard line with a perfect punt.

The Packers went nowhere in three plays, forcing P Tim Masthay to punt from the back of his own end zone. RB Raheem Mostert returned it 23 yards and was hit late out of bounds by CB Demetri Goodson, giving the Browns first-and-goal on the 10.

QB Cody Kessler promptly threw a 10-yard TD pass to WR Rashard Higgins, but he fired high on a two-point pass, keeping the Packers in the lead at 13-11 with 3:13 left in the third.

Williams completed a pass on third down to WR Trevor Davis to move the chains near midfield on the final play of the quarter.

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