Browns run streak to three, but lose Hoyer

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! The Browns (3-2) rallied for 13 fourth-quarter points and a 37-24 victory over the Bills (2-3) on Thursday, but the game was a battle of QB attrition.

Five minutes in, Cleveland lost Brian Hoyer to what has since been determined a torn ACL.

Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel also sprained his knee last night, and each will undergo MRIs today to see if there's any serious structural damage.

In Hoyer's absence, previous starter Brandon Weeden led Cleveland to their third straight win, and the team improbably now sits atop the AFC North.

Doug Farrar, Sam Monson, and Ben Stockwell analyze the game; KSK recaps it in GIFtastic fashion; Mike Silver tells the story of Hoyer's rise.

Broncos News

Videos: BTV reports on Thursday's practiceJohn Fox, his coordinators, and Champ Bailey speak afterward; NFL Films previews Sunday's game.

Here's what Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase had to say about Sunday; Del Rio won't speak about his perceived status as a frontrunner for the USC vacancy.

Thankfully, Danny Trevathan was back at practice just a day after having suffered a knee injury that had been feared serious. Champ Bailey, Eric Decker, Matt Prater, and Paris Lenon were limited participants; Champ says he's still improving, but he doesn't sound like a man who's going to play in Dallas.

Champ Bailey says expansion to an 18-game schedule would just be too much to handle physically, and that it would send him to retirement.

According to Jeff Legwold, some in the Broncos organization say Von Miller is immature and have been bothered by his lack of accountability.

Broncos Analysis

Peyton Manning will need three TD passes on Sunday to break Daunte Culpepper's NFL record for the most through five games.

Legwold discusses what sets Peyton Manning apart from all others and considers all that's come together to make this team thrive.


DE George Selvie, who is expected to play, returned to practice today; WR Miles Austin is still sidelined, and unlikely to play.

Dez Bryant has been plagued by some crucial drops in the Cowboys' losses.

Travis Frederick has excellled at center for Dallas, which renders moot the talk that he was a reach for a first-round pick.

Andrew Mason introduces us to the Cowboys offense.


A high-school player in West Virginia has been in a medically-induced coma after he collapsed during a Sep. 27 game.

Pending a physical, Carolina will deal LB Jon Beason to the Giants in exchange for a late-round pick; the G-Men may soon place G Chris Snee on IR.

New England signed WR Austin Collie and placed NT Vince Wilfork on IR.

New Orleans agreed with standout CFL WR/KR Chris Williams.


Raiders OC Greg Olson, who coached Josh Freeman in Tampa Bay, sounds like he'd love to reunite with the quarterback in Oakland. Frank Schwab and Chris Burke consider where Freeman might end up.

Texans S Ed Reed correctly called the NFL 'shady' regarding its deplorable handling of head injuries.

Panthers head man and former Chargers DC Ron Rivera says immediate pressure is the key to disrupting Peyton Manning.


Mike Tanier, Chris Burke/Doug Farrar, and Benjamin Hoffman preview the week's matchups.

Bill Barnwell says the Broncos are again starting the season on a run of poor fumble luck and chronicles the Saints' rise to dominance.

Jason Lisk digs into the reasons behind the Steelers' 0-4 start; Chris Burke lists his eight favorite plays of the season so far.

Chase Stuart discusses the Steelers' and Ravens' offensive tackle acquisitions and joins the ANS podcast to talk Game Scripts and PMFM.

Patrick Hruby considers the ridiculousness of the NFL's tax-exempt non-profit status.

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