In a game in which both starting quarterbacks left with knee injuries, Cleveland backup Brandon Weeden led the Browns to a 37-24 come-from-behind home win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
Following Cleveland deficits of 10-0 and 24-17, Weeden tied the game late in the third quarter with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Josh Gordon. Billy Cundiff’s second and third field goals of the game, and a 44-yard interception return for a score by T.J. Ward highlighted a 13-point Browns fourth quarter.
Weeden replaced injured starter Brian Hoyer in the first quarter, and completed 13-of-24 passes for 197 without an interception. The Browns’ Willis McGahee rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown, and teammate Travis Benjamin returned a punt 79 yards for a score.
The Browns, at 3-2, are currently alone in first place in the AFC North.
For Buffalo (2-3), Fred Jackson scored on a pair of touchdown runs, C.J. Spiller found the end zone on a 54-yard breakaway, and Dan Carpenter kicked a 52-yard field goal.
Buffalo’s starting quarterback E.J. Manuel completed 11-of-20 passes for 129 before leaving the game with a knee problem. Manuel was replaced by rookie Jeff Tuel.