Courtesy: USA Today
MINNEAPOLIS - Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and the Cleveland Browns kept the Minnesota Vikings winless with a 31-27 victory Sunday.
"You've got to make some plays you know," Leslie Frazier said when asked about the defense giving up another late fourth-quarter touchdown. "Only call what you call and guys got to make plays, and we didn't make plays when we had opportunities to and they did. They executed better than we did."
Third-stringer Brian Hoyer threw for three scores for the Browns (1-2), the latest team to torch Minnesota's depleted secondary. He overcame three interceptions to pass for 321 yards, going 30 for 54.
The Vikings got bit by the injury bug in their secondary, with safety Jamarca Sanford and cornerbacks Chris Cook and A.J. Jefferson on the sideline for much of the game.
"You know when we get muscle pulls in the secondary that affects us," Frazier said. "You don't want to start getting into your depth this early in the season and losing Jamarca and Chris and potentially A.J. that's a concern. We'll have to see how they progress over the course of the week and just means that other guys will have to step up and play well for us."
Josh Gordon had 10 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown in his season debut, and Cameron had six receptions for 66 yards.
Christian Ponder ran for two touchdowns for the Vikings (0-3), but he threw an interception, lost a fumble and took his sixth sack on the final play of the game.
"It's hard to play one quarter or half at this level," Frazier said of Ponder. "You've got to put four good quarters together and as a team and as a position player, we've got to find a way to get that done."
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