Browns receiver Greg Little was nearly benched earlier in the season for dropping the football too many times. But he may have gained a little more confidence from his coach with an impressive touchdown catch against Indianapolis.
Trailing 7-0 early in the second quarter, Cleveland faced a 3rd and goal from the 14-yard line. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden dropped back behind the 20 and threw a pass to Little near the beck of the end zone. Little had to turn his body and reach above his head to make the catch, but the ball initially bounced off his hands and it looked like it would result in another costly drop.
Instead, Little managed to reel it on his way down and stay in bounds for the touchdown catch.
Because every scoring play must be reviewed, the officials looked it over and ruled that he Little's shin and knee were down in bounds while he had control, resulting in a touchdown.
Unfortunately for the Browns, the snap was mishandled on the extra point attempt and they only came out with six points.