The Cleveland Browns' offense took a huge hit early on Thursday night as quarterback Brian Hoyer was injured on an attempted slide and left the field with a knee injury. Despite the loss the Browns turned to Brandon Weeden and a stout defense to jump to a 17-10 lead.
Buffalo's lack of defensive judgement led to a bad pass interference call, which in turn resulted in a Bills' first down at the Cleveland 1-yard line. Fred Jackson ran in the short touchdown. This was followed up with a Buffalo field goal which held the lead until just over five minutes remained in the first half.
This was quickly followed by a 79-yard punt return for a touchdown by Travis Benjamin, allowing Cleveland to take the lead into the half.