Browns earn first win for new coach

James W. Wade III | 9/24/2013, 3:16 p.m.
Hoyer, a local favorite, stepped in and orchestrated a victory for his team, throwing three touchdowns; something that had not ...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a pass during the first half against the Vikings. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Cleveland has to establish a running game and not depend on any quarterback to throw 54 times; that’s rough on anyone over the course of a whole season. The Browns even amazed fans with a successful fake punt and fake field goal in the first half. DB Josh Aubrey took a direct snap on a fake punt and raced 34 yards to pick up a first down. On the next drive, P Spencer Lanning connected with Cameron for an 11-yard touchdown pass on a fake field goal.

“Pleased with the win Sunday. obviously, Minnesota is a heck of a team, a playoff team last year, very well coached and has some outstanding players on their team. I thought our guys, as I mentioned last night, showed a lot of toughness and determination. I’d like to give a lot of credit to our coaching staff, particularly our position coaches. Assistant coaches did a great job in preparing our players for the game all week long. It wasn’t always pretty, but our guys scrapped, fought and found a way to win that game. As always, this was one game and we’ll make the corrections. It’s a good opportunity to learn. There are a number of things we can improve on and we’ll continue to work to improve on, and we’ll move on to Cincinnati,” said coach Chudzinski.