Manziel shines in preseason finale

Manziel shines in preseason finale

The Browns finished the preseason with a 33-13 thumping of Chicago at First Energy Stadium on Thursday night.

Johnny Manziel took over for Brian Hoyer after Cleveland's opening drive of the game and played into the third quarter. The rookie completed six of 17 passes for 83 yards and touchdown, he had a rating of 71.4. Manziel also scrambled for 55 yards on four carries. He used his legs to help set up his touchdown pass to Jim Dray. On the previous play, Manziel went swerving through the backfield as the pocket collapsed, buying time to find Nate Burleson for a completion. Burleson ran it down to the one yard line. The scoring pass to Dray was on the next play.

Isaiah Crowell looked great in relief of Ben Tate and Terrance West. The undrafted rookie piled up 102 yards on only 13 carries, he ripped off 48 yards on one carry.

Brian Hoyer completed six of eight passes for 69 yards. He did not throw a touchdown pass, but likely would have if he had not overthrown a wide open Jordan Cameron in the end zone.

The Browns finished the preseason with a 1-3 record. They open the 2014 season in Pittsburgh on September 7th.

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