CLEVELAND — “Hang on Sloopy” blared over the speakers to usher in Sunday’s fourth quarter.

This shouldn’t have been a “Hang on Sloopy” Sunday. It should have been a blow-the-Dolphins-out-of-the-water fest.

As if the Browns were complaining.

They Browns won, 41-31 — after blowing most of a 24-3 lead — and head to the bye week at 3-3. Next up is the winless Rams on Oct. 28.

“Things are starting to fall in place for the Cleveland Browns,” receiver Joe Jurevicius said with an air of deepening satisfaction.

The 2006 Browns were 1-5 at this point.

“This is a different team than last year,” linebacker D’Qwell Jackson said after making a team-high nine tackles, “all across the board.”

Quarterback Derek Anderson passed for 245 yards, posted a career-best 142.5 passer rating and fired three touchdown passes to Braylon Edwards.

“Our offense comes to play when we are at home,” coach Romeo Crennel said.

He can say that now. In eight home games last year, the Browns were 2-6 and scored 113 points.

In four home games this year, they are 3-1 and have scored 126 points.

The defense allowed a sixth-straight 100-yard rusher, but the 101 yards from Miami’s Ronnie Brown was trumped by a combined 116 yards from Jason Wright and Jerome Harrison, filling in for injured Jamal Lewis.

“The coaches have been saying this for a while now,” center Hank Fraley said after his 22nd game as LeCharles Bentley’s replacement. “It doesn’t matter which 11 are in there. They expect us to move the ball and score points.”

Cleveland’s latest scoring explosion reminded ex-Steeler Joey Porter his career has gone south.

“It’s a very humbling experience,” the Miami linebacker said.

He couldn’t take verbal shots at Kellen Winslow Jr. this time. The Browns tight end kept the Browns moving with a game-high 90 receiving yards.

For a stretch, the Browns stalled.

One moment, they led, 24-3, and were waltzing through a winless, helpless team. The next, they seemed intent on letting Cleo Lemon break some of Dan Marino’s records.

Anderson passed for 173 yards while leading Cleveland to points on five of six first-half series.

Lemon, making his second NFL start at age 28, led Miami to touchdowns on three straight series to turn a blowout into a 27-24 nailbiter late in the third quarter.

“We were playing a little passive for a little while,” Winslow said.

“We had to answer the call,” Jurevicius said. “We did that.”

Moments after Miami closed it to 27-24, Anderson threw a 21-yard strike to Winslow. On third-and-5, he went over the middle to Jurevicius. The 6-foot-5 Cleveland native got up with the football, faced the Dawg Pound and made a dramatic signal. First down.

Anderson finished a 66-yard touchdown drive with another third-and-5 play, this time on third-and-goal, with a strike to Edwards in the end zone.

It was 34-24 with 10:51 left.

The defense forced a three-and-out.

Anderson finished a 67-yard drive with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Edwards.

“Give Cleveland a lot of credit,” Miami coach Cam Cameron said. “We knew they had a good offense.”

Since when do the Cleveland Browns go for the jugular?

Since recently.

They seized an early lead on Baltimore and built it to 24-6 at halftime. They scored within 21⁄2 minutes to start the Miami game and blew it out to 24-3 by the middle of the second quarter.

Lemon drove Miami to a touchdown cutting the deficit to 24-10 with a minute left in the half.

The Browns, though, fast broke to a field goal, set up when Winslow got away from Porter for a 33-yard gain. It was 27-10 at the break.

The Dolphins still had a pulse when Lemon engineered scoring drives of 75 and 62 yards. Cleveland had an answer.

“We shut them out in the third quarter and outscored them in the second half,” Cameron said. “You can’t spot a team that many points and expect to win.”

Remember when it was the Browns talking like that?

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