The Browns QB competition only appeared murkier after Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel struggled against Washington’s defense.
Washington defeated the Cleveland Browns 24-23 in Week 2 of the NFL preseason thanks to a failed 2-point conversion on the final play of the game.
The Cleveland Browns used battling QBs Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel until the 4th quarter of the game as the team tries to straighten out exactly who will be the starter in the regular season. Hoyer went 2 of 6 for 16 yards and was sacked on the opening play in 5 drives for the Browns. Johnny Manziel went 7 of 16 for 65 yards and a TD in the early 4th quarter, but was sacked 3 times.
Washington QB Robert Griffin III went 6 of 8 for 112 yards with two turnovers. Backup QBs Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy (a former Brown) both threw TDs for Washington.
In the third quarter, Manziel threw an incomplete pass as Washington defenders bore down on him, leading him to give the middle finger to them. No penalty was called, but the move went viral on the internet and Manziel may be subject to a fine by the league.
Browns backup rookie QB Connor Shaw went an outstanding 8 of 9 for 123 yards and a TD to Emmanuel Ogbuehi on the final play of regulation that made the score 23-24, but a failed pass to Charles Johnson prevented the two-point conversion, leading to the loss.