CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Hoyer has had some wild work week.
The Browns’ quarterback held off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel again to keep his starting job and now faces a must-win situation to keep Cleveland’s playoff hopes alive.
All he has to do is outscore Andrew Luck and the high-flying Indianapolis Colts and their No. 1-ranked offense.
All he has to do is outduel Luck while missing his most consistent wide receiver, playing behind a backup center and with two rookie running backs who have had trouble holding onto the ball.
And, all Hoyer has to do is appease a divided home crowd, with thousands ready to break into “John-ny, John-ny” chants the moment one of his passes wobbles off target.
Maybe playing for your hometown team isn’t all what it’s cracked up to be.
Still Hoyer, who has put the Browns (7-5) in position to make the playoffs for…
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