BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked quarterback Austin Davis over Johnny Manziel to start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Davis came off the bench on Monday night and replaced Josh McCown, who will miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone. Davis threw a tying touchdown pass and had the Browns in position for a winning field goal, but Travis Coons’ 51-yard attempt was blocked by Baltimore and returned 64 yards for a TD as time expired.
Davis completed 7 of 11 passes for 77 yards.
Pettine says Davis “took advantage of his opportunity on Monday night.” Pettine says Davis was prepared, played well and put the team in position to win.
Manziel was active for the game, serving as Cleveland’s No. 3 quarterback after he was stripped of his starting job by coach Mike Pettine for recent off-field behavior.