The Cleveland Browns have stopped the Johnny Manziel siren brigade for now with a 6-3 start to the 2014 NFL season and a convincing (in fact, dominating) 24-3 win in Cincinnati over the rival Bengals.
Starting quarterback Brian Hoyer's rough three-game stretch against Jacksonville, Oakland, and Tampa Bay has been put in the rear-view mirror. Atop the NFC North, the Browns can now focus on the games in front of them rather than a rookie currently watching from the sidelines.
Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, "now it’s all about perspective. Even if for some reason the Browns lost three straight, they are still 6-6 while facing a crucial December stretch. That'd be enough to stave off the sky-is-falling crowd. The window has closed, at least for now."
Whether or not Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel is the quarterback of choice in 2015 in neither here nor there right now. This Browns team is winning, and all that matters right now is keeping the momentum going for the rest of November and December.
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