League Championship: Cleveland vs. Carolina

January 24, 2027
57°
Houston Stadium (Houston, TX) Attendance: 71,054 (100%)
CLE has won the toss and elected to receive.
(15:00) 8-Maurice Fleming kicks 71 yards from CAR 35 to CLE -6. 11-James Clifton to CLE 12 for 19 yards. Tackle by 46-David Doran.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CLE 12 (14:58) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton to CLE 14 for 2 yards. Tackle by 94-Earl Leyva.
2-8-CLE 14 (14:25) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 15 for 1 yards. Tackle by 52-Willie Jackson.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
3-7-CLE 15 (13:50) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, dropped by 11-James Clifton.
4-7-CLE 15 (13:47) 1-James Puckett punts 50 yards to CAR 35. Fair Catch by 15-Richard Usher. CAR 64-Gary Moreno was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 35 (13:40) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 82-Gary Collins to CLE 31 for 34 yards. Tackle by 32-Noel Curley. Great move by 82-Gary Collins to get free of his coverage.
1-10-CLE 31 (12:58) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CLE 37 for -6 yards (95-Michael Gonzalez). Sack allowed by 69-Alan Duby. 69-Alan Duby completely missed his blocking assignment.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2
2-16-CLE 37 (12:24) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 19-James Mortenson to CLE 21 for 17 yards. Tackle by 29-Jack Scroggs. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2
1-10-CLE 21 (11:40) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 17-Austin Brown for 21 yards. TOUCHDOWN! CLE 97-Roger Stamey was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. PENALTY - Holding (CAR 50-Waylon Lewis)
1-20-CLE 31 (11:36) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 40-Mickey Abbott. Pass knocked down by 98-Larry Armstrong. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal 3 Deep Zone - Pass Key
2-20-CLE 31 (11:32) 2-Matthew Weir pass INTERCEPTED by 23-Douglas Lopez at CLE 27. 23-Douglas Lopez to CLE 27 for 0 yards. Tackle by 84-Eduardo Reaper.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal 3 Deep Zone
1-10-CLE 27 (11:29) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 28 for 1 yards. Tackle by 31-Major Bunting.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
2-9-CLE 28 (10:52) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton to CLE 48 for 19 yards. Tackle by 46-David Doran.
1-10-CLE 48 (10:17) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 45 for 7 yards. Tackle by 79-Bryan Wallace.
2-3-CAR 45 (9:36) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 48 for -3 yards. Tackle by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
3-5-CAR 48 (8:59) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CAR 34 for 14 yards. Tackle by 52-Willie Jackson.
1-10-CAR 34 (8:16) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 33 for 1 yards. Tackle by 43-Roy Lehmann.
2-9-CAR 33 (7:32) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 39-Melvin Walton to CAR 27 for 6 yards. Tackle by 57-Antonio Perkins.
Defensive Play: Nickel 3-3-5 Cover 2 Man Under - Run Key
3-3-CAR 27 (6:54) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 20 for 6 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 20 (6:12) PENALTY - False Start (CLE 58-Willie Banks)
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Run Key
1-15-CAR 25 (6:12) (Hot Read) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 39-Melvin Walton for 25 yards. TOUCHDOWN! CAR 0 CLE 6
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
(6:08) Extra point GOOD by 16-Brian Medeiros. CAR 0 CLE 7
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(6:08) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 75 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (6:08) 2-Matthew Weir pass INTERCEPTED by 32-Noel Curley at CAR 43. 32-Noel Curley to CAR 43 for -0 yards. Tackle by 15-Richard Usher.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal Zone Blitz
1-10-CAR 43 (6:04) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 19-Michael White to CAR 18 for 25 yards. Tackle by 31-Major Bunting.
1-10-CAR 18 (5:24) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 11 for 7 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano. CLE 79-Gavin Gray was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. CLE 86-Charles Warlick was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
Timeout CLE
2-3-CAR 11 (4:39) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CAR 6 for 4 yards. Great move by 28-James Frederick to get free of his coverage.
1-6-CAR 6 (3:53) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 7 for a short loss. Tackle by 95-Jack Townes.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Run Key
2-7-CAR 7 (3:14) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CAR 0 for 7 yards. TOUCHDOWN! CAR 0 CLE 13
(3:09) Extra point GOOD by 16-Brian Medeiros. CAR 0 CLE 14
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(3:09) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 75 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (3:09) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 15-Richard Usher. Pass knocked down by 91-Richard Collins.
2-10-CAR 25 (3:05) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 85-Ronald Woodward to CLE 47 for 28 yards. Tackle by 59-William Eccleston.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 47 (2:25) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 24-Herman Royal.
2-10-CLE 47 (2:21) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 40-Mickey Abbott. CLE 95-Michael Gonzalez was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
3-10-CLE 47 (2:18) Tackle by 94-Curtis Farrington.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 2 Deep Man
4-7-CLE 45 (1:39) 14-David Woods punts 38 yards to CLE 6. CLE 69-Donald Dimattia was injured on the play.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 6 (1:32) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 86-Charles Warlick to CLE 22 for 15 yards. Tackle by 58-Charles Hill.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR2 - Run Key
1-10-CLE 22 (0:48) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CLE 22 for a short gain. Tackle by 20-William Arellano.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal Inside Blitz
2-10-CLE 22 (0:15) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass Pass knocked down by 52-Willie Jackson. INTERCEPTED by 43-Roy Lehmann at CLE 24. 43-Roy Lehmann to CLE 24 for 0 yards. Tackle by 28-James Frederick. Pressure by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
1-10-CLE 24 (0:09) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 15-Richard Usher to CLE 15 for 8 yards. Nice adjustment by 15-Richard Usher to catch that ball. Tackle by 23-Douglas Lopez. CLE 57-Tracy Larson was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right
End of first quarter.
2-2-CLE 15 (15:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 85-Ronald Woodward. CAR 50-Waylon Lewis was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
3-2-CLE 15 (14:57) 84-Eduardo Reaper ran to CLE 15 for a short gain. Tackle by 76-Jason Ash. PENALTY - Offsides (CLE 95-Michael Gonzalez)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Run Key
1-10-CLE 10 (14:56) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 82-Gary Collins for 10 yards. TOUCHDOWN! PENALTY - Holding (CAR 34-Junior Niebuhr)
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right
1-20-CLE 20 (14:53) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 84-Eduardo Reaper for 20 yards. TOUCHDOWN! CAR 93-Donald Ellerbe was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. CAR 52-Willie Jackson was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. CAR 6 CLE 14
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
(14:49) Extra point GOOD by 8-Maurice Fleming. CAR 69-Alan Duby was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. CAR 7 CLE 14
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(14:49) 8-Maurice Fleming kicks 74 yards from CAR 35 to CLE -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CLE 25 (14:49) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 83-Justin Maples to CLE 47 for 22 yards. 83-Justin Maples had to slow down a little to make that catch. Tackle by 20-William Arellano. Nice job by 83-Justin Maples on that route to lose his coverage.
1-10-CLE 47 (14:10) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right
2-10-CLE 47 (14:07) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3
3-10-CLE 47 (14:02) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 28-James Frederick.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
4-10-CLE 47 (13:59) 1-James Puckett punts 52 yards to CAR 1.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 1 (13:50) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 87-Luis Zeitler.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 2 Deep Man
2-10-CAR 1 (13:46) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 87-Luis Zeitler to CAR 10 for 9 yards. Pushed out of bounds by 23-Douglas Lopez. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2
3-1-CAR 10 (13:02) 40-Mickey Abbott ran to CAR 21 for 11 yards. Tackle by 91-Richard Collins. CLE 93-Charles Coonrod was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
1-10-CAR 21 (12:18) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 15-Richard Usher. That was a dangerous pass.
2-10-CAR 21 (12:14) 24-Herman Royal ran to CAR 19 for -2 yards. Tackle by 97-Roger Stamey.
Defensive Play: Goal Line 3 Deep Blitz
3-12-CAR 19 (11:42) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 17-Austin Brown. The pass was behind the receiver.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
4-12-CAR 19 (11:38) 14-David Woods punts 47 yards to CLE 33. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 33 (11:32) (Hot Read) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 86-Charles Warlick to CLE 44 for 11 yards. Pushed out of bounds by 43-Roy Lehmann. 86-Charles Warlick did some fancy footwork there.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
1-10-CLE 44 (10:50) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton to CAR 48 for 8 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano.
2-2-CAR 48 (10:06) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 47 for 1 yards. Tackle by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Run Key
3-2-CAR 47 (9:27) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 41 for 7 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano. CLE 86-Charles Warlick was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3
Timeout CLE
1-10-CAR 41 (8:47) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 19-Michael White. Pressure by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal Inside Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 41 (8:43) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton.
3-10-CAR 41 (8:40) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton to CAR 37 for 4 yards. Tackle by 46-David Doran.
4-6-CAR 37 (8:03) 16-Brian Medeiros 54 yard field goal is GOOD. CAR 7 CLE 17
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(7:59) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 74 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (7:59) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 17-Austin Brown to CAR 43 for 18 yards. Tackle by 59-William Eccleston.
1-10-CAR 43 (7:13) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CAR 37 for -6 yards (94-Curtis Farrington)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2
2-16-CAR 37 (6:36) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 17-Austin Brown. Pass knocked down by 98-Larry Armstrong.
3-16-CAR 37 (6:33) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 84-Eduardo Reaper. Pass knocked down by 32-Noel Curley.
4-16-CAR 37 (6:29) 14-David Woods punts 47 yards to CLE 16. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 16 (6:23) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 20 for 4 yards. Tackle by 58-Charles Hill. 49-Ricky Davis was caught flat-footed on this play.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Run Key
2-6-CLE 20 (5:49) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR2
3-6-CLE 20 (5:47) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton for 80 yards. TOUCHDOWN! CAR 7 CLE 23
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
(5:36) Extra point GOOD by 16-Brian Medeiros. CAR 7 CLE 24
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(5:36) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 75 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (5:36) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 17-Austin Brown. The pass was behind the receiver. Pass knocked down by 59-William Eccleston.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 25 (5:32) 2-Matthew Weir pass INTERCEPTED by 29-Jack Scroggs at CAR 44. 29-Jack Scroggs to CAR 43 for 0 yards. Tackle by 84-Eduardo Reaper.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal Cover 4 - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 43 (5:29) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton. Pass knocked down by 20-William Arellano.
2-10-CAR 43 (5:25) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 83-Justin Maples to CAR 36 for 8 yards. 83-Justin Maples made a great move on the CB.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
3-2-CAR 36 (4:45) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 34 for 1 yards. Tackle by 43-Roy Lehmann.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
4-1-CAR 34 (4:08) 16-Brian Medeiros 52 yard field goal is GOOD. CAR 7 CLE 27
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(4:04) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 75 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (4:04) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 85-Ronald Woodward.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 25 (4:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 82-Gary Collins to CAR 39 for 14 yards. 82-Gary Collins made a nice adjustment to make that catch. Tackle by 98-Larry Armstrong.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal Outside Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 39 (3:19) 2-Matthew Weir pass tipped by 32-Noel Curley, complete to 15-Richard Usher for 61 yards. TOUCHDOWN! 15-Richard Usher did some fancy footwork there. CAR 13 CLE 27
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
(3:10) Extra point GOOD by 8-Maurice Fleming. CAR 14 CLE 27
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(3:10) 8-Maurice Fleming kicks 74 yards from CAR 35 to CLE -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CLE 25 (3:10) 7-Manuel Hamilton sacked at CLE 15 for -10 yards (59-Timothy Anderton) PENALTY - Offsides (CAR 55-Johnny Scherr)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
1-5-CLE 30 (3:07) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 33 for 3 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB MLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-2-CLE 33 (2:34) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CLE 33 for a short loss. Tackle by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Run Key
3-2-CLE 33 (2:02) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 32 for -1 yards. Tackle by 58-Charles Hill.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR2 - Run Key
Timeout for two minute warning.
4-3-CLE 32 (1:59) 1-James Puckett punts 47 yards to CAR 21. Fair Catch by 15-Richard Usher.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 21 (1:52) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 84-Eduardo Reaper.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 21 (1:48) 24-Herman Royal ran to CAR 25 for 4 yards. Tackle by 53-Allen Bentley.
Defensive Play: Goal Line 3 Deep Blitz
3-6-CAR 25 (1:11) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 84-Eduardo Reaper to CAR 30 for 6 yards. Tackle by 32-Noel Curley.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal Zone Blitz - Pass Key
4-1-CAR 30 (0:29) 14-David Woods punts 46 yards to CLE 24. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 24 (0:23) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 22 for -2 yards. Tackle by 95-Jack Townes.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal OLB Blitz Outside - Run Key
End of half.
(15:00) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 69 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -4. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (15:00) PENALTY - False Start (CAR 54-Doug Zuckerman)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
1-15-CAR 20 (15:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, dropped by 17-Austin Brown. The pass was just out of reach.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
2-15-CAR 20 (14:57) PENALTY - False Start (CAR 19-James Mortenson)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
2-20-CAR 15 (14:57) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 85-Ronald Woodward to CAR 24 for 9 yards. Tackle by 57-Tracy Larson.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
3-11-CAR 24 (14:20) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 40-Mickey Abbott.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
4-11-CAR 24 (14:17) 14-David Woods punts 44 yards to CLE 32. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 32 (14:10) (Hot Read) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 83-Justin Maples to CLE 34 for 2 yards. Tackle by 22-Justin Mercado. That pass kind of wobbled as it was released.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-8-CLE 34 (13:28) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CLE 43 for 9 yards. Tackle by 20-William Arellano. CLE 73-Quinton McClain was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return. PENALTY - Facemask (CAR 46-David Doran)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 42 (13:24) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 39-Melvin Walton.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double Safety Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 42 (13:21) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 38 for 4 yards. Tackle by 57-Antonio Perkins. PENALTY - Unnecessary Roughness (CAR 57-Antonio Perkins)
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1
1-10-CAR 23 (13:18) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 22 for 1 yards. Tackle by 58-Charles Hill.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Run Key
2-9-CAR 22 (12:37) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CAR 20 for 2 yards. Tackle by 52-Willie Jackson.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
3-7-CAR 20 (12:02) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 19 for 1 yards. Tackle by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
4-6-CAR 19 (11:23) 16-Brian Medeiros 36 yard field goal is NO GOOD. (Wide Right)
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
1-10-CAR 26 (11:20) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 84-Eduardo Reaper to CAR 28 for 2 yards. Tackle by 91-Richard Collins. Great move by 84-Eduardo Reaper to get free of his coverage.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-8-CAR 28 (10:44) 40-Mickey Abbott ran to CAR 34 for 6 yards. Tackle by 59-William Eccleston.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2
3-2-CAR 34 (10:07) 24-Herman Royal ran to CAR 46 for 12 yards. Tackle by 59-William Eccleston.
1-10-CAR 46 (9:22) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 85-Ronald Woodward to CLE 23 for 31 yards. Tackle by 32-Noel Curley.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 4 Deep QB Spy - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 23 (8:39) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 15-Richard Usher. CAR 69-Alan Duby was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double Safety Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 23 (8:37) 24-Herman Royal ran to CLE 9 for 14 yards. Tackle by 59-William Eccleston.
1-9-CLE 9 (8:00) PENALTY - False Start (CAR 53-Raymond Walker)
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-14-CLE 14 (8:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 87-Luis Zeitler. Pass knocked down by 59-William Eccleston.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-14-CLE 14 (7:56) 24-Herman Royal ran to CLE 14 for a short loss. Tackle by 76-Jason Ash.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
3-14-CLE 14 (7:22) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 82-Gary Collins for 14 yards. 82-Gary Collins made a great diving catch! TOUCHDOWN! PENALTY - Offensive Pass Interference (CAR 82-Gary Collins)
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Left - Pass Key
3-24-CLE 24 (7:19) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 24-Herman Royal to CLE 21 for 3 yards. Tackle by 98-Larry Armstrong. CLE 59-William Eccleston was injured on the play. He looks like he should be able to return.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double Safety Blitz - Pass Key
4-21-CLE 21 (6:38) 8-Maurice Fleming 40 yard field goal is GOOD. CAR 17 CLE 27
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(6:35) 8-Maurice Fleming kicks 73 yards from CAR 35 to CLE -8. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CLE 25 (6:35) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 25 for a short loss. Tackle by 79-Bryan Wallace.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3
2-10-CLE 25 (5:54) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 23 for -2 yards. Tackle by 91-Kevin Hildebrand.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Left
3-12-CLE 23 (5:12) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 11-James Clifton to CLE 25 for 2 yards. Tackle by 58-Charles Hill.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal SLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
4-10-CLE 25 (4:35) 1-James Puckett punts 49 yards to CAR 25. Fair Catch by 15-Richard Usher.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 25 (4:28) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 24-Herman Royal to CAR 37 for 12 yards. Tackle by 23-Douglas Lopez.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB5 Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 37 (3:49) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 40-Mickey Abbott. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 37 (3:45) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 84-Eduardo Reaper.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
3-10-CAR 37 (3:42) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 87-Luis Zeitler.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal Zone Blitz - Pass Key
4-10-CAR 37 (3:38) 14-David Woods punts 44 yards to CLE 19. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 19 (3:31) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 19 for a short gain. Tackle by 95-Jack Townes.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1 - Run Key
2-10-CLE 19 (2:50) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass Pass knocked down by 58-Charles Hill. incomplete, intended for 39-Melvin Walton. Pass knocked down by 58-Charles Hill.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
3-10-CLE 19 (2:47) PENALTY - False Start (CLE 83-Justin Maples)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
3-15-CLE 14 (2:47) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 19-Michael White to CLE 14 for a short loss. Tackle by 31-Major Bunting.
Defensive Play: Nickel 3-3-5 Cover 2 Man Under - Pass Key
4-15-CLE 14 (2:08) 1-James Puckett punts 51 yards to CAR 35. 15-Richard Usher to CAR 36 for 1 yards. Tackle by 32-Noel Curley.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 36 (2:01) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 24-Herman Royal to CAR 40 for 4 yards. Tackle by 29-Jack Scroggs.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong CB3 Blitz Man - Pass Key
2-6-CAR 40 (1:21) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 85-Ronald Woodward. The offense has gone to that play a few too many times.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong 1 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
3-6-CAR 40 (1:18) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 84-Eduardo Reaper to CLE 27 for 33 yards. Tackle by 32-Noel Curley.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 27 (0:32) 12-Justin Aker pass complete to 15-Richard Usher to CLE 26 for 1 yards. Tackle by 53-Allen Bentley. I think that ball started to slip out of his hand as he threw it.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
End of third quarter.
2-9-CLE 26 (15:00) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 17-Austin Brown to CLE 13 for 13 yards. Tackle by 91-Richard Collins. 17-Austin Brown made a great move on the CB. Pressure by 76-Jason Ash.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB5 Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 13 (14:20) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 40-Mickey Abbott. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez. PENALTY - Holding (CAR 50-Waylon Lewis)
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right - Pass Key
1-20-CLE 23 (14:17) 12-Justin Aker pass complete to 84-Eduardo Reaper to CLE 1 for 22 yards. Tackle by 91-Richard Collins. That pass kind of wobbled as it was released.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
1-1-CLE 1 (13:38) 24-Herman Royal ran to CLE 0 for 1 yards. Tackle by 93-Charles Coonrod.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #1 - Pass Key
2-1-CLE 0 (13:02) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CLE 8 for -8 yards (95-Michael Gonzalez). Sack allowed by 69-Alan Duby. The offense has gone to that play a few too many times.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
3-8-CLE 8 (12:18) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 82-Gary Collins. Pass knocked down by 98-Larry Armstrong.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right - Pass Key
4-8-CLE 8 (12:14) 8-Maurice Fleming 27 yard field goal is GOOD. CAR 20 CLE 27
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(12:12) 8-Maurice Fleming kicks 66 yards from CAR 35 to CLE -1. 11-James Clifton to CLE 15 for 16 yards. Tackle by 46-David Doran.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CLE 15 (12:09) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 89-Jeff Barker. That ball didn't get thrown well at all.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 15 (12:06) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 28-James Frederick.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
3-10-CLE 15 (12:03) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 39-Melvin Walton to CLE 18 for 3 yards. Tackle by 46-David Doran.
Defensive Play: Nickel 3-3-5 Cover 2 Man Under - Pass Key
4-7-CLE 18 (11:28) PENALTY - False Start (CLE 68-Ronnie Ake)
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
4-12-CLE 13 (11:28) 1-James Puckett punts 51 yards to CAR 36. 15-Richard Usher to CLE 48 for 16 yards. Tackle by 74-Ernest Reyes.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 48 (11:17) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 19-James Mortenson. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB5 Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 48 (11:13) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CAR 45 for -7 yards (95-Michael Gonzalez). Sack allowed by 69-Alan Duby.
Offensive Play: Strong I Big TE Post
Defensive Play: Goal Line 3 Deep Zone Under - Pass Key
3-17-CAR 45 (10:28) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 40-Mickey Abbott to CAR 48 for 3 yards. Tackle by 29-Jack Scroggs. PENALTY - Facemask (CLE 29-Jack Scroggs)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 37 (10:24) 12-Justin Aker pass incomplete, intended for 84-Eduardo Reaper. Pass knocked down by 32-Noel Curley. That ball was not released cleanly.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 37 (10:20) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 19-James Mortenson to CLE 23 for 14 yards. Nice adjustment by 19-James Mortenson to catch that ball. Tackle by 90-Pedro Murphy.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 23 (9:37) 12-Justin Aker pass incomplete, intended for 82-Gary Collins. Pass knocked down by 98-Larry Armstrong. He kind of lost control of that pass.
Defensive Play: 46 Normal Outside Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 23 (9:34) 40-Mickey Abbott ran to CLE 16 for 7 yards. Tackle by 91-Richard Collins.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Left
3-3-CLE 16 (8:54) 24-Herman Royal ran to CLE 15 for 1 yards. Tackle by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
4-2-CLE 15 (8:09) 8-Maurice Fleming 33 yard field goal is NO GOOD. (Wide Right)
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
1-10-CLE 22 (8:07) (Hot Read) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 11-James Clifton. That pass kind of wobbled as it was released.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 22 (8:04) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass incomplete, intended for 28-James Frederick.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right - Pass Key
3-10-CLE 22 (8:01) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 83-Justin Maples to CLE 41 for 19 yards. Tackle by 22-Justin Mercado. 83-Justin Maples breaks down the CB. Pressure by 96-Jeffrey Mosley.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-CLE 41 (7:21) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass Pass knocked down by 90-Morris Petersen. incomplete, intended for 89-Jeff Barker. That pass kind of wobbled as it was released.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Pass Key
2-10-CLE 41 (7:18) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CLE 38 for -3 yards. Tackle by 51-David Goodwin.
3-13-CLE 38 (6:35) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 38 for a short gain. Tackle by 52-Willie Jackson. CLE 58-Willie Banks was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal SLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
4-13-CLE 38 (5:54) 1-James Puckett punts 40 yards to CAR 22.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CAR 22 (5:45) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 84-Eduardo Reaper. Pressure by 93-Charles Coonrod.
Defensive Play: Nickel Strong CB3 Blitz Man - Pass Key
2-10-CAR 22 (5:41) 12-Justin Aker sacked at CAR 15 for -6 yards (95-Michael Gonzalez). Sack allowed by 69-Alan Duby. 69-Alan Duby was completely beat on that play.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right - Pass Key
3-16-CAR 15 (4:57) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 40-Mickey Abbott to CAR 20 for 4 yards. Tackle by 29-Jack Scroggs. Pressure by 95-Michael Gonzalez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
4-12-CAR 20 (4:16) 14-David Woods punts 43 yards to CLE 37. Fair Catch by 11-James Clifton.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-CLE 37 (4:09) 7-Manuel Hamilton pass complete to 28-James Frederick to CLE 40 for 3 yards. Tackle by 57-Antonio Perkins.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
2-7-CLE 40 (3:25) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CLE 39 for -2 yards. Tackle by 22-Justin Mercado.
3-9-CLE 39 (2:45) 28-James Frederick ran to CLE 39 for 1 yards. Tackle by 79-Bryan Wallace. 68-Ronnie Ake totally missed that block.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB Outside Blitz - Run Key
4-8-CLE 39 (2:01) 1-James Puckett punts 49 yards to CAR 12. Fair Catch by 15-Richard Usher.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
Timeout for two minute warning.
1-10-CAR 12 (1:54) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CAR 1 for -10 yards (95-Michael Gonzalez). Sack allowed by 69-Alan Duby.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB5 Blitz - Pass Key
2-20-CAR 1 (1:28) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 82-Gary Collins to CAR 26 for 25 yards. Tackle by 29-Jack Scroggs. PENALTY - Holding (CAR 50-Waylon Lewis)
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 2 Deep Man - Pass Key
2-21-CAR 1 (1:23) 12-Justin Aker pass incomplete, intended for 19-James Mortenson. That ball was not released cleanly.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
3-21-CAR 1 (1:20) 2-Matthew Weir pass INTERCEPTED by 53-Allen Bentley at CAR 15. 53-Allen Bentley to CAR 15 for -0 yards. Tackle by 82-Gary Collins. I think the offense is starting to overuse that play. CAR 54-Doug Zuckerman was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 15 (1:17) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 17 for -2 yards. Tackle by 52-Willie Jackson. CLE 74-Ernest Reyes was injured on the play. CAR 95-Jack Townes was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Run Key
Timeout CAR
2-12-CAR 17 (1:11) 39-Melvin Walton ran to CAR 18 for -1 yards. Tackle by 55-Johnny Scherr.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Run Key
Timeout CAR
3-13-CAR 18 (1:07) 28-James Frederick ran to CAR 8 for 9 yards. Tackle by 79-Bryan Wallace.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Left - Run Key
Timeout CAR
4-3-CAR 8 (1:01) 16-Brian Medeiros 25 yard field goal is GOOD. CAR 20 CLE 30
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(0:58) 16-Brian Medeiros kicks 75 yards from CLE 35 to CAR -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-CAR 25 (0:58) (Hot Read) 2-Matthew Weir sacked at CAR 19 for -6 yards (76-Jason Ash)
Offensive Play: Strong I Big TE Post
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Pass Key
2-16-CAR 19 (0:38) 2-Matthew Weir pass complete to 24-Herman Royal to CAR 24 for 4 yards. Tackle by 57-Tracy Larson. 24-Herman Royal made a great move on the CB. Pressure by 97-Roger Stamey. CLE 94-Curtis Farrington was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
3-11-CAR 24 (0:12) 12-Justin Aker pass incomplete, dropped by 40-Mickey Abbott. That ball didn't get thrown well at all.
Defensive Play: 3-4 Normal 3 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
4-11-CAR 24 (0:09) 2-Matthew Weir pass incomplete, intended for 19-James Mortenson. Pass knocked down by 91-Richard Collins. Pressure by 97-Roger Stamey. I think the offense is starting to overuse that play. Turnover on downs.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Cover 2 - Pass Key
1-10-CAR 24 (0:03) 7-Manuel Hamilton kneeled down to CAR 24 for -0 yards.
Offensive Play: Victory
End of fourth quarter.

Final Score: Carolina 20, Cleveland 30