Sep 14, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Cleveland Browns Stadium
New Orleans Saints
24-26
Cleveland Browns
FT
0
Q1
10
Austin (5:59)
Graham (0:09)
10
Q2
6
Gipson (3:25)
Graham (9:32)
7
Q3
7
West (3:19)
Ingram (12:12)
7
Q4
3

Result: Late Billy Cundiff kick guides Cleveland Browns to win over New Orleans Saints

Billy Cundiff hits a last-second field goal through the posts to secure a 26-24 victory for the Cleveland Browns over the New Orleans Saints in their NFL clash.

Billy Cundiff kicked a last-second field goal to guide the Cleveland Browns to a 26-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

Billy Cundiff #8 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after kicking the game wining field goal against the New Orleans Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 14, 2014© Getty Images

The Browns got off to an excellent start as they stopped Drew Brees on offensem and moved down the field themselves with good plays out of the backfield from Terrance West.

Brian Hoyer put his team on the board with a three-yard touchdown strike to Miles Austin.

Cleveland extended their lead as they took advantage of a mistake by Patrick Robinson, who jumped into the neutral zone on a missed field goal, and Cundiff fired a kick through the posts from 32 yards.

The Saints got on the scoreboard with Shayne Graham's field goal, but they fell further behind when a Brees pass was intercepted by Tashaun Gipson, who ran the ball back 44 yards for a touchdown.

However, just before the break, Brees drove his side down the field and he connected with Jimmy Graham in the endzone for the nine-yard score.

After the break, New Orleans pulled themselves ahead as Brees responded to the adversity he was facing from Cleveland's pass-rush by throwing to Graham in the flat for his second touchdown of the game.

Cleveland were not deterred after going behind and they put Johnny Manziel into the game at quarterback. His presence kickstarted his side's offense and West scored with a smart cutback run for a nine-yard touchdown.

Back came the visitors as Brees and Graham combined to put Sean Payton's men in the redzone, and Mark Ingram showed his ability as a power runner as he forced his way into the endzone from one-yard out.

There was to be a twist in the tale as Hoyer engineered a strong drive to move his side into the field-goal range, and Cundiff held his nerve in the last second to drill his kick between the posts and fire his side to their first win of the season.

Defensive back Tashaun Gipson #39 of the Cleveland Browns returns an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 9, 2012
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