That was easier said than done, as the rejuvenated Falcons entered the week atop the NFC South, despite their 4-6 record. This was also the first game in which Browns All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon played this year after serving a 10-game suspension.
Cleveland took control of the game early in the first half forcing two Matt Ryan turnovers, but settled for just a field goal after each one, leaving them with only a 13-7 lead late in the second quarter. That is until the Falcons went on a long drive that ended with a Jacquizz Rodgers 8-yard pass from Ryan for the score to give Atlanta a 14-13 lead at halftime.
The Browns would retake control though in the second half. After a field goal gave them a 16-14 lead, and on their next drive, Isaiah Crowell ran for a 26-yard score to give the Browns a 23-14 lead.
However, after a Falcons touchdown cut the lead to just 23-21, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw two costly interceptions, one in the red zone and the latter backed up in Cleveland territory.
The last pick led to a Falcons field goal with just under a minute left, by Hoyer led the Browns offense down to the Falcons 20-yard line with three seconds left.
From there, Billy Cundiff kicked in the game-winning field goal to give the Browns a 26-24 win.