Cleveland Browns host Buffalo Bills

Created: 10/03/2013 5:44 PM WHEC.com

Thursday night football has Buffalo at Cleveland. Both clubs are 2-2.

Two weeks ago, the Browns seemed ready to slide into a hole and disappear. After dropping to 0-2, they traded star running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis in a stunning move. But just when things seemed bleakest, quarterback Brian Hoyer rode to the rescue. Displaying poise and leadership he learned as Tom Brady's understudy in New England, Hoyer has been a revelation for the Browns, and now must deliver again. He kept the starting job this week despite Brandon Weeden being cleared to play after spraining his right thumb.

For the Bills to keep making progress, they'll need more consistency from rookie quarterback EJ Manuel. He passed for just 167 yards last week against Baltimore, but Buffalo's defense intercepted Joe Flacco five times to win.