The game got off to a rough start for the Giants as Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled on the Giants' first offensive play, and Cleveland recovered at the Giants 22-yard line. Cleveland running back Trent Richardson needed just two carries to get into the end zone and give Cleveland an early 7-0 lead.
The Browns extended their lead to 14-0 on their next possession when Brandon Weeden hit Josh Gordon deep for a 62-yard touchdown. After fumbling and punting on their first two possessions, the Giants finally got some offense going on their third possession. New York went 92 yards on 11 plays, culminating in a 3-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz.
With Hakeem Nicks out with an injury, the Giants are in need of a receiver to step up and complement Cruz. Early on, Rueben Randle has been able to fill that role. Randle caught four passes for 42 yards in the first quarter. All four of his catches came during the Giants' touchdown drive.
The Browns will have the ball when the second quarter begins, as they are driving in Giants' territory.