The Browns are a team that hinge on a glimmering ray of hope that this will be the year they overcome their carousel of basement finishes. With Norv Turner’s newly implemented vertical passing attack and Brandon Weeden looking improved in the pre-season, some thought this would be the year. Two weeks into the season and Browns fans were singing the familiar tune of 0-2. But, with Weeden out the past two weeks due to a thumb injury, backup QB Brian Hoyer has the Browns back to .500.
The Cleveland offense has been completely overhauled with Hoyer at the helm. Passing for 590 yards and 5 TDs across his first two starts, the former Michigan State Spartan has made Jordan Cameron and Josh Gordon into fantasy assets. Hoyer has a favorable matchup at home on Thursday night against a Bills defense that ranks 22nd against the pass. With Trent Richardson in Indianapolis, this is Hoyer’s offense as long as he continues to mitigate the mistakes and execute Turner’s vertical assault.