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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Cleveland 31, Houston 21
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 19, 2021
Where: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature: 75°
Head Official: Brad Rogers
Attendance: 67431
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Houston 770721
Cleveland 7710731
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Cleveland
HOU 35 16-J. Slye kicks 58 yards, 25-D. Felton returns for 25 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 32 14:52 24-N. Chubb rush for 1 yard. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at CLE 32 - No play.
1 and 5 - CLE 37 14:30 6-B. Mayfield pass to 80-J. Landry for 9 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 46 13:52 6-B. Mayfield pass to 24-N. Chubb for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - CLE 49 13:13 24-N. Chubb rush for -4 yards.
3 and 11 - CLE 45 12:27 6-B. Mayfield, sacked for 10 yards (54-J. Martin). PENALTY on Cleveland, Offensive Holding (declined).
4 and 21 - CLE 35 12:06 7-J. Gillan punts 37 yards, muffed catch by 19-A. Roberts, RECOVERED by 44-S. Takitaki returned for no gain.
1Q 11:58 Cleveland
1 and 10 - HOU 35 11:58 6-B. Mayfield pass to 88-H. Bryant for 29 yards.
1 and goal - HOU 6 11:16 6-B. Mayfield pass to 81-A. Hooper for 4 yards.
2 and goal - HOU 2 10:39 24-N. Chubb rush for 1 yard.
3 and goal - HOU 1 10:00 31-A. Janovich rush for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
3-C. McLaughlin extra point is GOOD.
HOU 0    CLE 7    Plays: 4    Possession: 2:02
1Q 9:56 Houston
CLE 35 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 67 yards, 19-A. Roberts returns for 18 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 16 9:52 5-T. Taylor pass to 12-N. Collins for 32 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 48 9:12 5-T. Taylor pass to 2-M. Ingram II for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - HOU 47 8:34 2-M. Ingram II rush for 2 yards.
3 and 9 - HOU 49 7:49 5-T. Taylor pass to 13-B. Cooks for 12 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 39 7:13 30-P. Lindsay rush for -2 yards.
2 and 12 - CLE 41 6:35 5-T. Taylor pass to 18-C. Conley for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 28 6:01 5-T. Taylor pass to 13-B. Cooks for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - CLE 22 5:27 5-T. Taylor pass to 30-P. Lindsay for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
16-J. Slye extra point is GOOD.
HOU 7    CLE 7    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:38
1Q 5:18 Cleveland
HOU 35 16-J. Slye kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CLE 25 5:18 27-K. Hunt rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - CLE 26 4:55 6-B. Mayfield pass to 85-D. Njoku for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 37 4:13 27-K. Hunt rush for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - CLE 46 3:37 27-K. Hunt rush for -1 yard.
3 and 2 - CLE 45 2:55 6-B. Mayfield pass to 81-A. Hooper for 13 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - HOU 42 2:20 6-B. Mayfield pass to 11-D. Peoples-Jones for 15 yards, fumble by 11-D. Peoples-Jones (forced fumble by 20-J. Reid), RECOVERED by 58-C. Kirksey returned for -1 yard.
1Q 2:13 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 27 2:13 2-M. Ingram II rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 31 1:33 31-D. Johnson rush for 5 yards.
3 and 1 - HOU 36 0:50 2-M. Ingram II rush for 7 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 0:13 2-M. Ingram II rush for 3 yards.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Houston continued...
2 and 7 - HOU 46 15:00 PENALTY on Houston, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 46 - No play.
2 and 12 - HOU 41 15:00 5-T. Taylor pass to 13-B. Cooks for -3 yards.
3 and 15 - HOU 38 14:18 5-T. Taylor pass to 13-B. Cooks for 13 yards. PENALTY on Cleveland, Defensive Offside (declined).
4 and 2 - CLE 49 14:01 11-C. Johnston punts 49 yards, touchback.
2Q 13:54 Cleveland
1 and 10 - CLE 20 13:54 6-B. Mayfield, sacked for 4 yards (51-K. Grugier-Hill).
2 and 14 - CLE 16 13:12 6-B. Mayfield pass to 82-R. Higgins for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 30 12:31 6-B. Mayfield rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - CLE 32 11:53 6-B. Mayfield pass to 81-A. Hooper for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 45 11:14 27-K. Hunt rush for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 42 10:34 27-K. Hunt rush for -3 yards.
2 and 13 - HOU 45 9:57 6-B. Mayfield pass incomplete to 85-D. Njoku.
3 and 13 - HOU 45 9:54 6-B. Mayfield pass intended for 10-A. Schwartz, INTERCEPTED by 20-J. Reid at HOU 29, returned for 24 yards.
2Q 9:44 Houston
1 and 10 - CLE 47 9:44 30-P. Lindsay rush for no gain.
2 and 10 - CLE 47 9:07 5-T. Taylor pass to 89-D. Amendola for 9 yards.
3 and 1 - CLE 38 8:32 5-T. Taylor pass to 13-B. Cooks for 22 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 16 7:57 30-P. Lindsay rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - CLE 15 7:18 5-T. Taylor pass incomplete to 2-M. Ingram II.
1 and 10 - CLE 15 7:14 5-T. Taylor rush for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
16-J. Slye extra point is GOOD.
HOU 14    CLE 7    Plays: 6    Possession: 2:38
2Q 7:06 Cleveland
HOU 35 16-J. Slye kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - CLE 25 7:06 24-N. Chubb rush for 21 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 46 6:26 24-N. Chubb rush for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - HOU 47 5:45 6-B. Mayfield pass to 88-H. Bryant for 8 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 39 5:02 24-N. Chubb rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 34 4:21 24-N. Chubb rush for 10 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 24 3:46 27-K. Hunt rush for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 16 3:20 27-K. Hunt rush for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 11 2:41 31-A. Janovich rush for -1 yard.
Two minute warning
2 and 11 - HOU 12 2:00 6-B. Mayfield pass to 85-D. Njoku for 7 yards.
3 and 4 - HOU 5 1:20 6-B. Mayfield rush for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-C. McLaughlin extra point is GOOD.
HOU 14    CLE 14    Plays: 10    Possession: 5:52
2Q 1:14 Houston
CLE 35 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 59 yards, 19-A. Roberts returns for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 1:09 31-D. Johnson rush for 8 yards.
Houston timeout at 0:58
2 and 2 - HOU 33 0:58 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 0:30 5-T. Taylor pass incomplete. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 37 - No play.
1 and 20 - HOU 27 0:22 31-D. Johnson rush for 4 yards.
Cleveland timeout at 0:18
2 and 16 - HOU 31 0:17 31-D. Johnson rush for 3 yards.
Cleveland timeout at 0:13
3 and 13 - HOU 34 0:13 31-D. Johnson rush for 1 yard.
Cleveland timeout at 0:09
4 and 12 - HOU 35 0:09 11-C. Johnston punts 54 yards, muffed catch by 25-D. Felton, RECOVERED by 25-D. Felton returned for no gain.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Houston
CLE 35 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 15:00 2-M. Ingram II rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - HOU 29 14:40 2-M. Ingram II rush for no gain.
3 and 6 - HOU 29 13:55 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 6 - HOU 29 13:52 11-C. Johnston punts 50 yards, 25-D. Felton returns for 7 yards.
3Q 13:42 Cleveland
1 and 10 - CLE 28 13:42 24-N. Chubb rush for no gain. PENALTY on Cleveland, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced at CLE 28 - No play.
1 and 15 - CLE 23 13:16 6-B. Mayfield pass to 88-H. Bryant for 6 yards.
2 and 9 - CLE 29 12:30 6-B. Mayfield pass to 82-R. Higgins for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 42 11:48 6-B. Mayfield pass to 88-H. Bryant for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - CLE 48 11:06 10-A. Schwartz rush for -7 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Face Mask, 15 yards, enforced at CLE 48 - No play.
1 and 10 - HOU 37 10:39 6-B. Mayfield pass to 81-A. Hooper for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 32 9:52 24-N. Chubb rush for 8 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 24 9:10 24-N. Chubb rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - HOU 23 8:26 6-B. Mayfield pass to 24-N. Chubb for 1 yard, forced out of bounds. PENALTY on Cleveland, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 23 - No play.
2 and 19 - HOU 33 7:59 6-B. Mayfield pass to 25-D. Felton for 33 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-C. McLaughlin extra point is GOOD. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
HOU 14    CLE 21    Plays: 7    Possession: 5:52
3Q 7:50 Houston
CLE 40 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 61 yards, 19-A. Roberts returns for 21 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Illegal Block Above the Waist, 8 yards, enforced at HOU 16.
1 and 10 - HOU 8 7:45 10-D. Mills rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - HOU 10 7:10 30-P. Lindsay rush for -2 yards.
3 and 10 - HOU 8 6:27 10-D. Mills pass intended for 19-A. Roberts, INTERCEPTED by 56-M. Smith at HOU 18, returned for no gain.
3Q 6:17 Cleveland
1 and 10 - HOU 18 6:17 24-N. Chubb rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - HOU 12 5:44 6-B. Mayfield rush for 1 yard, fumble by 6-B. Mayfield (forced fumble by 51-K. Grugier-Hill), ball out of bounds.
3 and 3 - HOU 11 5:25 27-K. Hunt rush for -1 yard.
4 and 4 - HOU 12 4:43 3-C. McLaughlin 30 yard field goal is GOOD.
HOU 14    CLE 24    Plays: 4    Possession: 1:34
3Q 4:40 Houston
CLE 35 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - HOU 25 4:40 2-M. Ingram II rush for 8 yards.
2 and 2 - HOU 33 4:00 30-P. Lindsay rush for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 38 3:22 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
2 and 10 - HOU 38 3:15 2-M. Ingram II rush for 3 yards.
3 and 7 - HOU 41 2:30 10-D. Mills pass to 88-J. Akins for 17 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Taunting, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
1 and 10 - HOU 43 1:57 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 88-J. Akins.
2 and 10 - HOU 43 1:52 10-D. Mills rush for -3 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Illegal Shift (declined).
Houston timeout at 1:22
3 and 13 - HOU 40 1:22 10-D. Mills pass to 31-D. Johnson for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 46 0:55 2-M. Ingram II rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - CLE 43 0:17 2-M. Ingram II rush for 1 yard.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Houston continued...
3 and 6 - CLE 42 15:00 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks. PENALTY on Cleveland, Defensive Pass Interference, 27 yards, enforced at CLE 42 - No play. PENALTY on Cleveland, Defensive Holding (declined).
1 and 10 - CLE 15 14:55 2-M. Ingram II rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - CLE 13 14:16 10-D. Mills pass to 13-B. Cooks for 7 yards.
3 and 1 - CLE 6 13:36 2-M. Ingram II rush for 3 yards.
1 and goal - CLE 3 12:55 2-M. Ingram II rush for 2 yards.
2 and goal - CLE 1 12:15 2-M. Ingram II rush for -1 yard.
3 and goal - CLE 2 11:34 10-D. Mills pass to 13-B. Cooks for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
16-J. Slye extra point is GOOD.
HOU 21    CLE 24    Plays: 16    Possession: 8:08
4Q 11:32 Cleveland
HOU 35 16-J. Slye kicks 63 yards, 25-D. Felton returns for 16 yards.
1 and 10 - CLE 18 11:25 27-K. Hunt rush for 3 yards.
2 and 7 - CLE 21 11:00 6-B. Mayfield pass to 81-A. Hooper for 5 yards.
3 and 2 - CLE 26 10:15 6-B. Mayfield rush for 4 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 30 9:34 6-B. Mayfield pass to 25-D. Felton for 18 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 48 8:51 27-K. Hunt rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - HOU 47 8:10 27-K. Hunt rush for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 41 7:27 24-N. Chubb rush for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 27 6:41 6-B. Mayfield rush for 1 yard, ran out of bounds.
2 and 9 - HOU 26 5:59 24-N. Chubb rush for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
3-C. McLaughlin extra point is GOOD. PENALTY on Houston, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
HOU 21    CLE 31    Plays: 9    Possession: 5:40
4Q 5:52 Houston
CLE 40 3-C. McLaughlin kicks 65 yards, 25-D. King II returns for 27 yards.
1 and 10 - HOU 22 5:47 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 85-P. Brown.
2 and 10 - HOU 22 5:43 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks. PENALTY on Houston, Ineligible Downfield Pass (declined).
1 and 10 - HOU 22 5:38 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 10 - HOU 22 5:31 11-C. Johnston punts 56 yards, 25-D. Felton returns for 15 yards, forced out of bounds.
4Q 5:19 Cleveland
1 and 10 - CLE 37 5:19 27-K. Hunt rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - CLE 38 4:33 27-K. Hunt rush for 5 yards.
3 and 4 - CLE 43 3:46 6-B. Mayfield pass to 27-K. Hunt for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 3:40
Cleveland timeout at 3:40
4 and 2 - CLE 45 3:40 7-J. Gillan punts 43 yards, out of bounds.
4Q 3:33 Houston
1 and 10 - HOU 12 3:33 10-D. Mills pass to 31-D. Johnson for 11 yards. PENALTY on Houston, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 20.
1 and 12 - HOU 10 3:25 10-D. Mills pass to 13-B. Cooks for 11 yards.
2 and 1 - HOU 21 3:03 10-D. Mills pass to 13-B. Cooks for 8 yards. PENALTY on Cleveland, Face Mask, 15 yards, enforced at HOU 29.
1 and 10 - HOU 44 2:54 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 18-C. Conley.
2 and 10 - HOU 44 2:47 10-D. Mills pass to 19-A. Roberts for 35 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - CLE 21 2:39 10-D. Mills pass incomplete.
2 and 10 - CLE 21 2:32 10-D. Mills, sacked for 9 yards (22-G. Delpit), fumble by 10-D. Mills (forced fumble by 22-G. Delpit), RECOVERED by 61-M. Cannon returned for 2 yards.
Houston timeout at 2:15
3 and 17 - CLE 28 2:15 10-D. Mills rush for 9 yards, ran out of bounds. PENALTY on Cleveland, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at CLE 28 - No play.
3 and 12 - CLE 23 2:08 10-D. Mills pass incomplete to 13-B. Cooks.
4 and 12 - CLE 23 2:03 16-J. Slye 41 yard field goal is NO GOOD.
Two minute warning
4Q 1:59 Cleveland
1 and 10 - CLE 31 1:59 6-B. Mayfield kneels for -1 yard.
2 and 11 - CLE 30 1:18 6-B. Mayfield kneels for -1 yard.
3 and 12 - CLE 29 0:38 6-B. Mayfield kneels for -1 yard.
END OF GAME
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