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Cleveland Browns facing huge Johnny Manziel-shaped headache in coming days

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Exactly a week ago, Mike Pettine and the Cleveland Browns revealed that they had demoted Johnny Manziel to third string quarterback after his latest transgression.

Manziel was caught drinking in a club just months after leaving rehab for alcohol and substance issues, and apparently lied to the Browns about when the photos were taken, leading to his public demotion.

And the Browns' resolve was tested to the limit last night as an injury to starting quarterback Josh McCown saw Pettine and Cleveland facing a real dilemma.

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Would the Browns go back to Manziel in McCown's absence, or would they put in the number two - Austin Davis - who had yet to see the field at Paul Brown Stadium?

Well, the Browns stuck to their guns and put in the former Rams man Davis, and the move paid off in the most part, with Davis hitting Travis Benjamin for a 40-yard touchdown grab, before the Ravens ultimately got the win.

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The Browns face another AFC North rival on Sunday as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Browns will have another QB controversy on their hands.

Assuming that McCown isn't able to play with a recurrence of his shoulder problem, Pettine and co will have to decide whether to go with the 26-year-old Davis or the enigmatic but troublesome Manziel. Whatever they decide, Cleveland will surely go into the game as heavy underdogs against the 9-2 Bengals.

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