Buffalo Bills Rally To Beat The Cleveland Browns
It was a complete reversal of the result from the week before. This time it was the Buffalo Bills who scored a late touchdown, then added a two-point conversion to win their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns 11-10.
After both teams managed only field goals in the first half, the Browns, then the Bills scored touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Johnny Manziel led the Browns on a 96-yard drive and finished it off with a 21-yard touchdown pass to take a 10-3 lead. Then E J Manuel responded with an 86-yard drive converting on a 4th and goal with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Andre Davis. Manuel added a 2-yard pass to Bronson Hill for the two-point conversion.
Manuel finished 9 of 14 passing for 111 yards. Tyrod Taylor started the game and played the first half finishing 7 of 10 for 65 yards passing and added 41 yards rushing. Although Taylor played with the projected starters and appeared to be the more exciting of the two Bills quarterbacks Thursday night, it was Manuel who appeared to be the most effective of the two. Matt Cassell, who started the preseason opener last week against Carolina, did not play.
Rookie cornerback Ronald Darby intercepted Browns quarterback Josh McCown twice to end the first two Browns' drives. It was a big reversal from the week before when Darby was targeted continually by the Carolina Panthers.
The Bills have just three more sessions at their St. John Fisher College training camp. Workouts are Saturday from 10 am - 12 noon, Sunday from 6 pm - 8 pm and Tuesday from 10 am - 12 noon.
The Bills next preseason game is Saturday, August 29th at 4pm against the Pittsburgh Steelers.