Browns vs. Bills: Live Game Thread and Injury Updates for Week 5


The Cleveland Browns take on the Buffalo Bills in the always odd Thursday Night Football game.  This really is a game the Browns should win.  They are favored and the matchups work in their favor, but that has not been kind to the Browns in the past.  This is a different kind of team with some consistent performers they can count on including a strong front seven.  The weather could play a role and if it does decide to pour, that could be something that favors the Bills as they like to run the football and have a big armed, big handed quarterback in E.J. Manuel.  The one thing that should be predictable for the Browns is their tough defense and something they can proudly hang their hat on going into tonight and going forward.

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine (22) celebrates with strong safety T.J. Ward (43) during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Hoyer has the opportunity to go out today and lead the offense to enough points to help the Browns win their third straigh game in row and get to 3-2 for the first time since Butch Davis was the head coach.  If the weather does not cooperate, the rain could be a big test for what Hoyer can do in the elements.  And apparently, they are going to do it in a brown jersey and brown pants combination.

Shawn Lauvao is active, so one may expect him to start, but they do have Oniel Cousins to be ready to go if there is a problem.  John Hughes is also active and ready to go.  Both were listed as questionable coming into the game.  Lauvao coming back could be great news against a tough Bills defensive line.

Browns Inactives – QB Jason Campbell, OLB Jabaal Sheard, DL Billy Winn, OLB Quentin Groves, OL Patrick Lewis, OL Martin Wallace, RB Fozzy Whittaker,

Bills Inactives – K Dustin Hopkins, CB Stephon Gilmore, S Jairus Byrd, CB Ron Brooks, OL Sam Young, WR Marquise Goodwin, TE Chris Gragg