Welcome to the party, Cleveland Browns. After a miserable start to the 2013-14 regular season, back up quarterback Brian Hoyer has given the team a spark on offense. Starting for an injured Brandon Weeden, Hoyer led the Browns to a first-half ten-point lead thanks to some big performances from wide receiver Josh Gordon, who was returning from suspension, and tight end Jordan Cameron.
Hoyer has 161 first-half yards and two touchdowns.
The biggest plays of the first two quarters came on special teams, when the team opened up their playbook and ran two fakes. First it was a fake punt that led them deep in to Minnesota Vikings territory, before a fake field goal found Jordan Cameron all alone on the sideline to extend the lead.
The offense looks completely different with Brian Hoyer under center, so Weeden should be worried that he may not have a starting job once his hand fully heals.
For once, the Browns have been fun to watch.
Their fans just need to hope the team doesn’t decide to trade away Cameron and Gordon in the coming weeks.