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Instant Recap: Browns Fall to Bills 26-10, Now Face QB Controversy

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The Cleveland Browns have lost ugly games this season to the Jaguars and the Texans, and the fear was that the Buffalo Bills would present a similar matchup problem. Indeed they did.

It was an ugly first half, but the Browns went into the locker room with a 3-0 lead. In the second half, the play of the game saw the Bills converting on 4th-and-2 with a big completion down to the 3 yard line, and then QB Kyle Orton throwing a touchdown pass on the next play to give the Bills a 7-3 lead. On Cleveland's next offensive play, RB Terrance West fumbled and the Bills returned it for a touchdown to go up 14-3.

After QB Brian Hoyer threw his second interception and with the Bills now up 20-3 after a pair of field goals, head coach Mike Pettine made the change to QB Johnny Manziel in the fourth quarter. Manziel's first full drive went for a touchdown, capped off with a 10-yard run up the middle by the rookie quarterback. Cleveland's defense couldn't force a quick enough stop for a late rally, though, and the Bills ultimately won by a score of 26-10.

Now, the big question for next week surely is, "who starts at QB?" I think we know the answer...but does Pettine?


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