View Full Version : Regular season Week 5- Falcons @ Browns- 10/10/10

08-20-2010, 12:46 PM
Falcons 20 Browns 10


CLEVELAND -- The Falcons have found a new flyer.

Defensive end Kroy Biermann's spectacular diving interception and return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the Falcons to a 20-10 win over the gimpy Cleveland Browns on Sunday.Pressuring Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme on a third-and-seven play at the 47, Biermann leaped to deflect the pass and then made a headfirst catch like a seasoned wide receiver, squeezing the ball just above the turf. Knowing he had not been touched, Biermann then scrambled to his feet and rumbled 31 yards on a twisting, turning effort to give the Falcons a 20-10 lead with 4:01 left.

Following his first career interception, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Biermann, a third-year pro from Montana, was mobbed by his teammates as he laid breathless in the end zone.

Matt Ryan threw a 45-yard TD pass to Roddy White as the Falcons (4-1) won their fourth straight. Michael Turner rushed for 140 yards, including a season-long 55-yarder in the second.

The Browns (1-4) lost starting quarterback Seneca Wallace just before half with an ankle injury. Wallace made his fourth straight start for Delhomme, who has been out since Week 1 with a severely sprained ankle. The team had no details on Wallace's injury.

Cleveland picked up just 48 rushing yards. Running back Peyton Hillis, nursing a thigh injury, was held to 28 on 10 carries. He had rushed for more than 100 yards in Cleveland's previous two games.

Before Biermann's big, unexpected play, the Falcons were barely hanging on against a Browns team with major injury problems.

Delhomme had little mobility, making him a sitting duck against one of the league's better pass rushes. Delhomme was limited and finished 13 of 23 for 97 yards and two interceptions. Wallace was 11 of 15 for 139 yards before being forced out.