Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' victory over the Cleveland Browns in Ralph Wilson Stadium ...
What it means: With three takeaways and a touchdown, the Bills' defense propelled them to their second straight win. ... The Bills pulled even with the Browns in the wild-card playoff race at 7-5, but have the edge based on the head-to-head tiebreaker. ... The Bills have won more games already than they did last year.
Player of the game: Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy snagged two Brian Hoyer interceptions, once in the second quarter in Bills territory and again in the fourth quarter to set up a field goal.
Play of the day: The Bills had been scraping all afternoon and with 8:04 left in the third quarter finally scored a touchdown to take a 7-3 lead. Ten seconds later, Bills linebacker Jerry Hughes crossed the goal line with a fumble he dislodged from running back Terrance West. The Bills suddenly led by 11 points.
Johnny Football: The Browns finally used 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at quarterback, yanking starter Hoyer with 12 minutes to play. Manziel recorded his first NFL touchdown (on a run). He completed five of his eight throws for 63 yards.
Milestone: Dan Carpenter had a 53-yard kick blocked, but he scored 14 points, putting him over 100 for the second straight season. The last Bills player to do that was Rian Lindell in 2008-09.
Stat of the game: The Browns gained 8 yards on 5:47 possession time in the third quarter.
Preliminary injury report: Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus hobbled off with a groin injury right before halftime but returned for the third quarter. ... The Browns lost tight end Gary Barnidge on the first series, leaving them only with Jim Dray.
Bills inactives (healthy unless noted): Fullback Frank Summers, receiver Mike Williams, tight end Chris Gragg, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, defensive end Jarius Wynn (knee), linebacker Randell Johnson, safety Bacarri Rambo.
Browns inactives (healthy unless noted): receiver Marlon Moore, receiver Rodney Smith, tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion), guard Vinston Painter, linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee), cornerback Justin Gilbert (illness), safety Tashaun Gipson (knee).
Coming up: The Bills visit the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos in Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Story topics: Bacarri Rambo/ Chris Gragg/ Cyrus Kouandjio/ Da'Norris Searcy/ Dan Carpenter/ Donte Whitner/ Frank Summers/ fred jackson/ Jarius Wynn/ Jerry Hughes/ Johnny Manziel/ Kyle Orton/ Marcell Dareus/ Mike Williams/ Randell Johnson/ Rian Lindell