The Browns ruled him out for Sunday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints before deciding to release him. Poor guy missed 2 field goals and 2 extra points and I'd feel bad for him if it had happened against another team. Gonzalez's first missed field goal attempt from 44 yards sailed wide left, while the last attempt in the waning seconds went wide right.
Two Browns' possessions later, the normally careful Tyrod Taylor threw a pass over the middle in Cleveland territory that Saints safety Marcus Williams picked off and returned 22 yards to the Browns 18.
The Saints managed to only have 150 yards of offense through 3 quarters, committed 2 turnovers, and missed a field goal for good measure, and still won anyway.
Here's a look at the top plays that kept the Browns winless streak alive, now at 19 straight games and counting.
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With eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, Jackson elected to try a 52-yard field goal, but Gonzalez pushed the ball too far to the right, which gave the win to the Saints. He made 17 of 25 field goal attempts and 25 of 26 PATs in his rookie season. It was the Browns' seventh takeaway of the season.
Let's be honest, if a bit cruel, the Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez, was the Saints' most valuable player. This year, however, they've been something of a mystery this season.
So the Saints are 1-1 in the most exhaustingly hard way imaginable. He's the same guy who caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 and earned first-team All-Pro honors. In Week 1, they set up for a winning field goal in overtime against Pittsburgh, only to have it blocked. It was the second turnover created by Mitchell and Randall on the afternoon. As Kindred tackled receiver Ted Ginn Jr., Mitchell knocked the ball loose and recovered the fumble at the Saints' 46 with 10:39 left in the second quarter. The Browns pressured Brees (three sacks, four quarterback hits), were determined to minimize the Saints' big plays and were fortuitous.
The Saints frankly were lucky to win, 21-18, in a thriller.