October 14, 2012
Browns end slide against Bengals
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency
Browns win! Browns win!
The Cleveland Browns ended an 11-game losing streak dating back to last year, and became the last NFL team to win a game this season on Sunday.
They took advantage of numerous Cincinnati blunders and beat the visiting Bengals, 34-24.
Rookie Brandon Weeden, on his 29th birthday, was good when he needed to be in the second half, when momentum turned Cleveland’s way for good. He finished 17-of-29 for 231 yards and two touchdowns.
Montario Hardesty stepped in for rookie running back Trent Richardson in the second half, and ran well, picking up 56 yards and a TD.
“This is just the first of many (wins), so I can’t wait to get ready for the next team,” Browns head coach Pat Shurmur told his team in the locker room afterward. “But, before that happens, let’s enjoy this for a little bit.”