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Browns-Bills Postgame Notes

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Here are the postgame notes from the Browns' 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football.

With a 3-2 mark, the Browns have a winning record after five games for the first time since 2001, when the team also went 3-2. In addition, the Browns have their fifth three-game win streak since 1999, and first since Weeks 12-14 in 2012

37 points are the most scored by Cleveland since a 41-34 victory at Kansas City on Dec. 20, 2009.

Travis Benjamin registered a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 57-yard punt return, which led to a Browns field goal. Overall, he returned seven punts for 179 yards for a 25.6 average. His 179 total punt-return yards are the most by a Brown in a game. Benjamin has five career punt returns of 30 yards or longer, including two touchdowns.

MOST PUNT RETURN YARDS IN A GAME - BROWNS

1. Travis Benjamin vs. Buf. on 10/3/13-179

2. Eric Metcalf vs. Pit. on 10/24/93-166

3. Joshua Cribbs vs. Cin. on 10/4/09-135

WR Josh Gordon recorded four receptions for 86 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown. On the season, he has 18 catches for 303 yards and two touchdowns in three games. Gordon has seven career touchdown grabs, all of which have been at least 20 yards or longer.

DB T.J. Ward registered a 44-yard interception return for a touchdown to clinch the game with 1:44 remaining. The play marked his first career touchdown and the first interception return for a score by a Brown since DB Sheldon Brown had a 19-yard interception for a touchdown vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 14, 2012.

QB Brandon Weeden completed 13 of 24 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a 95.3 rating. Weeden came in after an injury to QB Brian Hoyer on the Browns’ seventh offensive play.

TE Jordan Cameron leads the team this season with 33 receptions, 396 receiving yards and five touchdowns, all three figures represent career bests. Cameron’s 33 receptions are the most by a Browns player in the first five games of a season, and his receiving yardage is fifth.

MOST RECEPTIONS BY A BROWN IN FIRST FIVE GAMES OF A SEASON

1. Jordan Cameron TE (2013)-33

2. Kellen Winslow TE (2006)-30

3. Earnest Byner RB (1986)-29

4. Kevin Johnson WR (2003)-28

    Kevin Johnson WR (2002)-28

MOST RECEIVING YARDS BY A BROWN IN FIRST FIVE GAMES OF A SEASON

1. Braylon Edwards WR (2007)-485

2. Mac Speedie WR (1952)-420

3. Kellen Winslow TE (2007)-416

4. Dante Lavelli WR (1954)-406

5. Jordan Cameron TE (2013)-396

RB Willis McGahee rushed for a game-high 72 yards on 26 attempts, including his first touchdown of the season. It was the 64th rushing touchdown of his career, tying Maurice Jones-Drew for the second-most among active players.

The Browns defense registered four sacks. DL Armonty Bryant and DB Buster Skrine each registered their first career sack. DL Ahtyba Rubin recorded his first sack of the season, the 10th of his career. LB Craig Robertson notched his first sack of the season and second of his career.

LT Joe Thomas extended his consecutive snaps streak to 6,190, the longest active stretch in the league. Thomas has started all 101 games and hasn’t missed an offensive play since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft.

C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 69 games of his career. He hasn’t missed an offensive snap during his career, a stretch of 4,265 plays.

LB Barkevious Mingo recorded three tackles and was held without a sack for the first time in his NFL career. He leads all rookies this season with three sacks.

The Browns have had the lead at halftime of all five games this season. It is the first time Cleveland has accomplished this through the first five games of a season since 1969.

The Browns wore brown jersey and brown pants today, which is believed to be the first time in franchise history that the team has worn that color combination for a game. The Browns wore all brown to honor Hall of Famer Jim Brown.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, QB Brian Hoyer is the only quarterback to win his first three NFL starts for the Browns.

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