Last season the Browns were 2-1 after three weeks. This year, a year that was supposed to be about progress, they will wake up 0-3 come Monday morning.
Want more bad news – the Ravens are next on Thursday in Baltimore.
The Browns felt Sunday was a very winnable game, and they had their shots, but overall their defense couldn’t stop Ryan Fitzpatrick, and the offense couldn’t come up with a big play, as they fell by the Lakefront 24-14.
The Bills jumped to a quick 14-0 lead with RB C.J. Spiller, and then turned to Fitzpatrick when Spiller left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.
The Browns clawed to within 17-14 when the Bills went on a huge drive where they converted a couple key third downs, and it ended with a TD pass from Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson with about 8 minutes left to make it 24-14.
Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 35 for 208 yards with three touchdowns on the day.
Brandon Weeden and the Browns offense put two TD drives together, but that was it all day. Weeden went 27 of 43 for 237 yards and a TD pass to fellow rookie Travis Benjamin.
He was intercepted twice in the final 4:21 as he tried to rally the Browns.
Buffalo stopped Trent Richardson ice cold all day, as their defensive game plan held him in check. After rushing for 109 yards last week in Cincinnati, Richardson’s longest gain was his 6-yard TD run in the second quarter. On the day he ran for 27 yards.
Now at 0-3, the Browns will be in Baltimore for the Thursday night game.
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