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Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week 10.
Offense: QB Colt McCoy
We'll give the edge to McCoy, who engineered a 10-play, 59-yard drive to tie the game at 20 with 44 seconds left. McCoy completed 5-of-9 passes for 58 yards on the drive, the final throw a three-yard TD to WR Mohamed Massaquoi. The rookie from Texas completed 18-of-31 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown in his fourth career start. He's made a compelling case to keep the full-time starting job.
Defense: CB Joe Haden
Haden, the Browns' first-round pick, stepped in for the injured Sheldon Brown and played well, notching six tackles, defending two passes and grabbing his second career interception. Though the pick pinned Cleveland deep in its own territory near the end of overtime, Haden can hardly be faulted for going after the pass, which was intended for Jets (and former Browns) WR Braylon Edwards. If Brown (shoulder) is out in Week 11, Haden will get the start in his place.
Special teams: PK Phil Dawson
On a day where counterpart Nick Folk missed three field goals at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Dawson knocked home both of his field-goal attempts (34, 23 yards). After missing his first two field goals of the season, Dawson has connected on 13 consecutive tries. He's converted multiple field goals in three consecutive games.