A late interception of Chad Henne by Mike Adam was the real difference, as he picked off a late batted pass by David Bowens, took it back to the Dolphins two. Jake Delhomme then took a couple knees to get the clock down to four seconds, and Dawson’s 25-yard boot lifted the team to 5-7.
With just over a minute remaining, the Dolphins were deep in their own territory and not having much success. The game seemed destined for overtime, but Adams’ pick gave the Browns the win in a game where neither team had much success on offense.
Delhomme was 24-for-34 for 217 yards with a TD throw to tight end Ben Watson, who had 100 yards and a score. The run game for the Browns was not that effective, as Peyton Hillis was held to 57 yards on 18 carries, and the team had just 52 yards on the ground.
The game was a 3-3 snoozer at the half, as Dan Carpenter hit a 60-yard field goal for the Dolphins to tie the game on the last play of the first half.
Delhomme hit Watson down the middle for a 3-yard score to make it 10-3 in the third quarter, then the Fins came back to tie it when Henne hit tight end Anthony Fasano down the middle for an 11-yard score with 10:27 left.
The teams traded punts most of the day, as Reggie Hodges had 9 punts, averaging 48.7 yards per, and Miami punter Brandon Fields had 7 punts, putting up 49.7 per kick.
The Browns will look for their third straight win next Sunday when they head to Western NY to take on the 2 win Bills.