DENVER (AP) -- First, quarterback Brandon Weeden was hurt. Then, running back Trent Richardson left the game as well.
Two injuries in the second half of a 34-12 loss to Denver on Sunday turned another long afternoon into something much worse for the Cleveland Browns.
Their two rookies -- the backbone of this franchise's future -- went out, Weeden with an injury to his right shoulder and Richardson with one to his left ankle.
Coach Pat Shurmur said it was too early to evaluate the severity of the injuries.
But it slowed a bit of the late-season momentum the Browns (5-10) had gained with a three-game winning streak, that has been replaced by a two-game losing streak.
"Our record (stinks) and everybody is disappointed," defensive back Joe Haden said. "Every week it seems like you lose a game and you try to explain why it happened, that you just lost. We need to do better. We just need to win. We can't keep coming here talking all the same."
Weeden was hurt when he couldn't avoid ...