Johnny Football couldn't rescue the Cleveland Browns today against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Johnny Manziel, the Browns' much-hyped rookie quarterback, relieved Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter and promptly took his team on an eight-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to bring the Browns within 10 points of the Bills, 20-10.
Buffalo, responded, however with a 10-play, 64-yard drive that took 5:15 off the clock in the third quarter and ended with a 34-yard field goal from Dan Carpenter to open a 23-10 lead.
On the Browns' next possession, Manziel appeared to be sacked by Kyle Williams, fumbling the ball into the end zone where it was recovered by Nickell Robey for a Bills touchdown. After review, however, the play was ruled an incomplete pass on the Tuck Rule. The Browns, though, couldn't convert of fourth down
MarQueis who?: Raise your hand if you had tight end MarQueis Gray as the Bills' leading receiver today. Thought so. Gray, a tight end who was picked up off waivers from Minnesota on Nov. 20, had two catches for 71 yards, including a 41-yard gain in the fourth quarter.
It's good, times four: The Bills were able to ice the victory with four field goals from ever reliable Dan Carpenter, from 49, 34, 34 and 35 yards.