CLEVELAND – The Browns pulled within 17-14 to end the third quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
The Browns (0-2) cut the lead to three with 2:27 left in the quarter. They hadn’t been that close since Buffalo scored on its first drive of the game.
Quarterback Brandon Weeden found Travis Benjamin open in the left corner of the end zone for a 22-yard touchdown. It was Benjamin’s first in the NFL and capped a 13-play, 80-yard drive.
The Bills took the opening kickoff of the second half and came away with a 37-yard field goal by Rian Lindell to take a 17-7 lead.
The Browns had a chance for a big play in response, but Weeden underthrew Benjamin, allowing the cornerback to break up the fly down the right sideline. Benjamin had a couple of steps on the defender.
Weeden has a strong arm, but has been a couple of yards short on several deep balls this season.