Weeden Leads Browns To 37-24 Victory Over Buffalo

October 4, 2013
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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.

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