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Hoyer tries to show why he should still be above Johnny Manziel

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It has been a very memorable season for the Cleveland Browns who have surprised everyone so far with their 7-5 record.

The Browns are well within the hunt for a play-off spot this year but it seems after their loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, an old issue could once again be arriving.

After drafting very high rated Quarterback Johnny Manziel, all eyes were on who Head Coach Mike Pettine would choose as his starter.

Pettine stuck with Brian Hoyer however and it is a decision that as their impressive season is proving, was correct.

However, it hasn't been all smiles with Hoyer at Quarterback as a string of mistakes have led to criticism of the Browns star and calls for Johnny Football to take over.


On Sunday, Hoyer was replaced by Manziel who ran in the Browns only touchdown in the game.

Amidst the rumours that Johnny Football may now be taking over as the Browns starter, Hoyer has attempted to defend his position as first choice.

"That just doesn't happen by luck. It was hard-earned and we've worked to get where we're at. And we're still in it." - Brian Hoyer on the Browns 7-5 season

Hoyer is the only Quarterback to have a winning record with the Browns since the franchise returned to Cleveland in 1999 and he is now fighting for his place.

Interceptions at crucial times in games has arguably cost Hoyer the confidence of the fans but is it enough to deserve a demotion?

Hoyer still the leader?

Hoyer didn't have a good game against a tough Bills team as he threw two interceptions in the game costing him his role on the field in the fourth quarter.

Manziel came in and led the Browns to their first touchdown of the game but a play late in the fourth quarter almost cost the Browns big time.

Manziel couldn't handle the snap and fumbled the ball, after recovering it he tried to throw down field but was sacked in the back field and once again, the ball was loose.

Reviewed and officially ruled as an incomplete pass, Manziel gave Browns fans a vision of what could be to come with Johnny Football at the helm.

The Browns were one of three AFC North teams who suffered a defeat on Sunday as the New Orleans Saint beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens fell to the San Diego Chargers.

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up a win and established themselves as division leaders by more than just half a game.

With the other teams all tied on 7-5 in the AFC North, the end of the season will surely be very interesting.

The Browns have two divisional matches left and a very tricky match against the Indianapolis Colts next week as they will hope to continue their play-off push.

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