(MINNEAPOLIS) — If you thought the Cleveland Browns were giving up on their season, you thought wrong as they upset the Vikings 31-27 on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, the Browns traded away running back Trent Richardson, who was the third pick in the 2012 Draft. They also announced that third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer would start for the injured Brandon Weeden.
Hoyer wound up completing 30 of 54 passes for 321 yards with three touchdowns, but did also throw three interceptions.
After being suspended the first two games of the season, Browns’ wide receiver Josh Gordon made his return with authority, as he caught 10 passes for 146 yards with a touchdown.
Browns tight end Jordan Cameron continued his strong start to the season as he caught six passes for 66 yards along with three touchdowns.
For the Vikings, they now fal to 0-3 to start teh season while the Browns picked up their first win of the season.
Vikings’ quarterback Christian Ponder completed 25 of 42 passes for 228 yards with an interception. Running back Adrian Peterson had 88 rushing yards and a touchdown.
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