The Cleveland Browns are expected to look to quarterback Brandon Weeden to lead them the rest of the way after Brian Hoyer's season-ending injury. The Detroit Lions are hoping they don't have the difficult task of trying to replace All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson for a second straight week.
The Browns will try to remain in first place in the AFC North by earning a fourth straight win for the first time in four seasons Sunday against the visiting Lions.
Cleveland had a fine story going with Ohio native and Browns fan Hoyer leading the team to a pair of victories after an 0-2 start under Weeden. That ended when the fifth-year journeyman tore a knee ligament while running for a first down in the opening quarter against Buffalo last Thursday night.
Weeden came in to lead Cleveland (3-2) to a 37-24 victory and helped it grab a share of first place for the first time since Week 9 in 1995. The franchise left for Baltimore after that season and the NFL wouldn't return to Cleveland until ...