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Browns LB Sione Takitaki Recovers Fumble On Muffed Punt By Texans

Sep 19, 2021, 2:16 PM
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Linebacker Sione Takitaki #44 of the Cleveland Browns recovers a fumble during the first quarter in the game against the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 19, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former BYU Cougars and current Cleveland Browns linebacker Sione Takitaki recovered a fumble on a muffed punt by the Houston Texans.

The Browns hosted the Texans on Sunday, September 19.

Cleveland opened the game with possession of the football and was forced to punt the ball on 4th & 21 from its own 25-yard line.

Houston’s Andre Roberts fumbled the ball on the punt return before Takitaki hopped on the ball to regain possession for the Browns.

Four plays later, the Browns scored a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead.

Cleveland went on to defeat Houston, 31-21

Takitaki finished the game with two total tackles, one solo tackle, one tackle for loss, and a fumble recovery.

With the win, the Browns improved to 1-1 on the season.

Cleveland’s next game is against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 26 at 11 a.m. (MDT). The game will broadcast on FOX.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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