CLEVELAND – The Browns needed a drive and got one, cutting Buffalo’s lead to 14-7 at halftime at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden led a nine-play, 67-yard drive that ended with a 6-yard touchdown run by rookie Trent Richardson. He started right, had no room and bounced it to the left side for the score.
Joshua Cribbs started the drive by taking a quick hitch and gaining 24 yards. Weeden also completed an 18-yard pass to tight end Jordan Cameron and a 14-yarder to Mohamed Massaquoi.
The Browns had a chance to score at the end of the half, but linebacker D’Qwell Jackson extended a Bills drive with a late hit that was penalized 15 yards. When the Browns got the ball back with 58 seconds left, receiver Greg Little dropped a pass on third down that would’ve gone for a first down near midfield.
Weeden finished the half 9-for-15 for 110 yards. Richardson rushed eight times for 10 yards.