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article imageBrowns shock Vikings behind Brian Hoyer 31-27

By Larry Seely     Sep 22, 2013 in Sports
Minneapolis - The Cleveland Browns made big news this week when they traded starting running back Trent Richardson, but the team rallied behind third string quarterback Brian Hoyer and picked up their first win of the 2013 NFL season 31-27 over the Vikings.
Hoyer was given the start after starting quarterback Brandon Weeden was injured last week and the youngster responded by completing 30 of 54 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. The Browns added veteran free agent running back Willis McGahee after the trade, but the team only rushed the ball 17 times, but gained 103 yards. McGahee had the most carries with eight, but gained just 9 yards.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has heard plenty of criticism for his play this season and despite two turnovers on the day, the young signal caller made plays, rushing for two scores and throwing for another, but six sacks by the Browns and running back Adrian Peterson being held to 88 yards was too much for Minnesota to overcome as they dropped to 0-3 for the season.
With the victory on the road, it will be interesting to see how the Browns coaching staff goes about selecting the starting quarterback for next weeks game. Hoyer showed poise despite his mistakes and the team could have found the player to lead them for the rest of the NFL season.
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