The Cleveland Browns jumped out to a great start behind quarterback Seneca Wallace as they took the opening kickoff and reeled off a seven-play, 76-yard scoring drive capped off by running back Peyton Hillis plunging into the end zone from the one-yard line.
Hillis simply finished off what he started as he took the ball on the first play from scrimmage for an 18-yard gain off the left side. He then tacked on another 12-yard run before Wallace found Mohammed Massaquoi down the right side for a 29 yard gain to put the ball in scoring position inside the five-yard line.
Wallace started in relief of the injured Colt McCoy and is 8 for 13 passing so far while managing the short passing game. Hillis is carrying the load with 68 yards so far in the first half on 14 carries. Phil Dawson added a 44-yard field goal early in the second quarter.
The Cleveland defense has been able to shut out the Cardinals offense run by quarterback John Skelton playing in his sixth game of the season for Arizona.