Bills at Browns final score: Cleveland takes first place in AFC North with win over Buffalo

Oct 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (80) returns a punt for a touchdown against Buffalo Bills linebacker Marcus Dowtin (54) and outside linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns hosted the Buffalo Bills in primetime of Thursday Night Football with a shot at sole possession of first-place in the AFC North on the line. After a rough start to the game and the loss of starting quarterback Brian Hoyer, the Browns were able to come storming back and take down the Bills by a score of 37-24.

Cleveland was in an early 10-0 hole, but stellar special teams plays and a 79-yard punt return touchdown for Travis Benjamin provided the spark the team needed to take a 17-10 halftime lead.

Buffalo came out strong in the second half with a 54-yard C.J. Spiller touchdown run and one-yard touchdown from Fred Jackson, but it was all downhill from there.

Cleveland went on to score twenty straight points to take home the win.

To make matter worse for the Bills, rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel left the game with a right injury of his own and did not return.

It is odd to see the Browns sitting in first-place, but this is the NFL and anything can happen.

Topics: Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns

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