NEW ORLEANS—The Browns played with a sense of urgency, the Saints did not.
Drew Brees was intercepted four times, two of those were returned by Cleveland linebacker David Bowens for touchdowns as the Browns shocked the Super Bowl champion Saints Sunday 30-17.
Said Fujita, "That was one of the things we had talked about all week. I was in there early on Monday trying to help these guys from play to plan as best as I could thinking back to teams in the past that has played this offense well. Looking a tthat film. And you talk about those things in theory but then to actually execute it the way we did that was pretty impressive."
The Browns special teams starred against the Saints. In the first quarter, Joe Cribbs fielded a Thomas Morstead punt and lateral across the field to Eric Wright. Wright raced 62 yards to the Saints 19 yard line. That play led a to a 23 yard Phil Dawson field goal.
In the second quarter, punter Reggie Hodges didn't kick. Instead he ran up the middle and ran 68 yards to the Saints 9. The play set up another Dawson field goal.
The Browns led 13-3 in the second when Brees, pressured, threw a pass that hit Bowens. He held on and ran 30 yards for a touchdown.
Bowens also intercepted Brees and rumbled 64 yards in the fourth quarter to give the Browns a 30-10 lead.
Brees completed 37 of 56 passes for 356 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Saints, 4-3, host the Steelers, 5-1, next Sunday night.