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Johnny Manziel makes several big plays as Browns lose

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The second week of pre-season started tonight with the Cleveland Browns taking on the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions travelling to the Washington Redskins.

While the Lions fell to a 21-17 defeat in Washington, all the late drama took place in Cleveland where the Browns and Bills started the fourth quarter tied at 3-3.

Johnnys back?

The Bills would win 11-10 in the end following some great redzone play by E.J. Manuel late in the game but the biggest plays of the night went to Cleveland.


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Manuel and Johnny Manziel would take over at quarterback for their teams in the second half and Manziel certainly did enough to have people thinking he should be their starter.

Starting Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown had a night to forget though with two interceptions, three sacks and 57 passing yards.

Manziel out shone his team-mate with 118 yards, one touchdown pass and just the one sack in an otherwise very defensive game.

Manziel made two big plays as he lead the Browns down the field for the first touchdown of the game with the first being a sign of the old Johnny Football.

But that wouldn't be the only big play Manziel would make on the drive with his touchdown pass proving to be something to remember too.

Making plays against a Buffalo Bills defense who were blitzing more than anything else late in the game was an impressive performance by Manziel.

However the question will continue to rage about the Browns starting spot and who will win the race between McCown and Manziel.

A shared problem

While Cleveland may have a big decision to make at quarterback, Buffalo share their issues and tonight may have taken great strides to that decision being made.

Former Baltimore Ravens back-up Tyrod Taylor started for the Bills tonight and put in a good performance for the team through the first half.

Buffalo are asking the same questions that Cleveland are but the two showcased a lot of strength on defense tonight so the team's don't have to worry about everything.

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