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Jackson defends controversial decision to pull Kessler from Browns-Ravens game

Baltimore, MD (WOIO) -

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cleveland Browns 28-7 on Thursday night, bringing the Browns to a 0-10 record this season.

Browns coach Hue Jackson stunned everyone when he pulled rookie quarterback Cody Kessler five minutes into the third quarter and replaced him with Josh McCown.

After the game, Jackson said that he "never said that Cody Kessler was the starting quarterback for the rest of the year," and that what he was doing was not "musical chairs."

"That's trying to get my, our team the best chance that I thought to win," he said. "I didn't think we were playing good enough in that position at that time so I wanted to do something different. If I leave him in there, we're still not playing good, then that's not good enough either. I'm going to try something and I will continue to try."

RELATED: Josh McCown: Cody Kessler should "keep his head up"

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