CLEVELAND -- The Houston Oilers and the Cleveland Browns did their best to set a standard for combined futility.
Houston suffered six interceptions and five fumbles. Quarterback Warren Moon had four passes picked off to raise his NFL-leading total to 26 and running back Mike Rozier injured his right knee and will require surgery today.
Cleveland punter Jeff Gossett shanked five straight punts to repeatedly give Houston good field position, and the Browns' erratic wideout corps left quarterback Bernie Kosar to 172 passing yards. Kosar, who surpassed the 400-yard threshold twice in the last three weeks, also threw three interceptions. Two of them came when receivers ran the wrong routes.
Only newly signed Cleveland kicker Mark Moseley excelled. Perhaps buoyed by the experience of 15 NFL seasons, Moseley booted two field goals -- the second coming from 29 yards with 16 seconds left in overtime to give the Browns a 13-10 victory over the Oilers.
'There's really no secret to kicking field goals,' said Moseley, released by Washington on Oct. 13. 'You have to remember that your worst enemy is the goalpost, and that you have to be good and strong and solid.
'You also have to make more than you miss, especially in game-winning situations.'
Cleveland improved to 9-4 before 62,309 fans and took a one-game lead in the AFC Central Division over 8-5 Cincinnati, which lost 34-28 at Denver. Houston fell to 3-10.
Cleveland cornerback Frank Minnifield had two interceptions of Houston's Oliver Luck in the extra session, running the second one back 20 yards to the Oilers 38.
On a fourth and 2 at the Houston 30, Kosar tossed a 7-yard pass to Brian Brennan. Five plays later, Moseley, signed Wednesday to replace the injured Matt Bahr, converted the decisive field goal.
'Mark responded like the pro he is,' said Cleveland Coach Marty Schottenheimer. 'It's a tribute to our players that they won despite not playing up to expectations.
'We didn't play as well as we would have liked, that's evident. But when we had to, we got the job done.'
The Browns had taken a 10-3 fourth-quarter lead on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Kosar to Brennan and Moseley's 23-yard field goal.
Luck then replaced the injured Moon at quarterback. He engineered an 11-play, 73-yard drive capped by an 11-yard scoring strike to fullback Ray Wallace that tied the score 10-10 with 50 seconds left in regulation.
'Oliver did a great job though he let a couple of passes get away from him,' said Houston Coach Jerry Glanville. 'I felt, though, that we tested the Browns defense and they rose to the occasion.
'It was a great game in terms of drama. Our coaching staff can be proud that our players didn't quit.'
'Gossett had his problems and we got good field position twice in overtime,' said Luck. 'But our execution wasn't good and Minnifield's, especially, was.
'On his second interception (at the Cleveland 42), I should've have tucked it up and run. I would've like to beat the Browns here.'
Tony Zendejas, whose brother Max beat out Moseley in Washington, had booted a 47-yard field goal 1:08 into the third quarter to give Houston a 3-0 lead. Earlier, he misfired on a 53-yard try.
Cleveland was unable to respond until the fourth quarter, when running back Kevin Mack churned out 42 of his 121 yards in a drive that began at the Cleveland 20.
Kosar, who finished with 16-of-41 passes for 172 yards and three interceptions, then hit Brennan with the go-ahead touchdown at 4:53.
After Hanford Dixon's second interception of Moon, Moseley added his first field goal at 9:14 for a 10-3 Cleveland lead.
Moon completed five of 23 passes for 68 yards before injuring his right thumb. Luck finished with 11-of-14 passing for 106 yards.