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Weeden looks to continue building

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Quarterback Brandon Weeden is hoping to build from last week’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs when the Browns host the Redskins on Sunday.

The Cleveland Browns have one home game left in the 2012 regular season, and will be looking to build on their three-game winning streak when they host the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

The Browns have won four of their last five games at Cleveland Browns Stadium, including a 30-7 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend. A win over the Redskins would give the Browns their second-most home wins (five) since the team returned to the NFL in 1999. They posted seven wins in 2007.

Quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 17 of 30 attempts for 217 yards and connected with five different wide receivers as the Browns defeated the Chiefs. He led an offense that did not turn the ball over against the Chiefs and have been plus-seven in turnovers over the last four games.

“I want to keep continuing to take the gimmes when they’re there, the easy completions to work on that completion percentage and do my part to help this team win,” Weeden said. “I haven’t played flawless games the last three weeks, but I feel, offensively, we’ve given ourselves a chance. That’s just being smart, taking care of the football when you can and doing the smart things.”

Last week, the Browns outgained the Chiefs, 352 to 310, in total yards. They held a 217-to-159 edge in the passing game and used a wide variety of plays to move the ball up the field. The team mixed in some different plays, including a Wildcat formation with Joshua Cribbs and handoff to wide receiver Greg Little.

“Last week, we saw some things where we could throw a wrinkle in there just to kind of give a change of pace and it worked,” quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “You put the ball in Cribbs’ hands a couple times, you put it in Greg’s hands, and you give it to guys who can make plays, whether it’s tossing it to them, handing it to them, snapping it to them so that was our mindset and it worked. We ran it twice with Cribbs, but the second one was almost a touchdown.

“At this level, it happens every week. You always have something up your sleeve every week. It’s just a matter of if it gets called or not. That’s every team every week. Like I said, it’s a matter of if you’re going to take a shot or not or give it a chance as far as a trick play goes.”

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