Gordon was previously ruled out for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with a hamstring injury. Cleveland had numerous chances to take the game, but all of those chances once again fell short.
If you missed the kick, here's a look at the final opportunity which Cleveland's kicker pushed right with three seconds remaining, courtesy of Bovada. After a promising rookie season, he delivered an incredible sophomore campaign where he led the league with 1,646 yards en route to First-Team All-Pro honors. The biggest difference in the half was the Browns ability to create turnovers. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry managed to get wide open and reel in a catch at midfield, setting Cleveland up with 14 seconds left in regulation. But, the Saints were not done.
Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. took off on a 42-yard catch and run to set the Saints up within field goal range. But, Cleveland was not done either. They proceeded to allow two touchdowns in the Saints in just over six minutes before the above sequence occurred. The Browns had just 21 seconds to try and overcome a 21-18 deficit.
This 21-18 defeat came down to two missed extra points and two missed field goals by Zane Gonzalez.
What can I say?
The outcome of this game stings, especially since the Browns kept a superior offensive threat limited for so much of the afternoon. He was two of four in field goals, but also missed both PATs following the Browns' two touchdowns. Cleveland will likely be skimming the kicker market come Monday. With the ball on the New Orleans 33-yard line, the Saints had a lot of yards to go to get into field goal position.
His 44-yard field goal kick would have been good from 50, putting the Saints up 21-18.
OFFENSE: New Orleans' offense Sunday bore little resemblance to the unit that scored 40 points and rolled up more than 400 yards of offense in the season opener against Tampa Bay. Then, the fantastic happened.
On third and goal from the 2, Brees had hit Kamara for a touchdown, but the play was nullified by a holding penalty on wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith that pushed New Orleans back 10 yards to the 12.
Instead of gaining some sweet relief, the Browns extended their winless streak 19 games and added another brutal, painful, hard loss to a ledger that grows longer with each week. Give credit where it's due: Cleveland is salty defensively, and has forced eight turnovers in two games.
The star on the Browns defense was defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi. He was suspended for the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons and has only played in 11 games since the end of the 2013 season.