Browns Stick With QB Anderson Against Bengals

BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Derek Anderson has kept his starting quarterback job with Cleveland for now.

Anderson, who was ineffective during the Browns' three-game losing streak, will start Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Coach Romeo Crennel considered benching Anderson for popular second-year backup Brady Quinn, who has played in only one game as a pro.

Crennel refused to give reasons for sticking with Anderson.

"I'm not getting into the what ifs, the whens, the wheres, how long or anything like that about this decision," Crennel said. "The decision is made and that's what it's going to be."

Anderson made the Pro Bowl last season but has been in a prolonged slump dating to the final weeks of 2008. He's thrown two touchdown passes and five interceptions this season, and owns the league's second-worst quarterback rating.