Notes from the Browns' win in Minnesota
The Browns' trip to Minnesota included not only a rousing victory but also a whole slew of noteworthy developments.
Here are just a few, courtesy of the club's media relations team: · Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski earned his first win as an NFL head coach.· Making his Browns debut and second career start, QB Brian Hoyer completed 30-of-54 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns. All of those figures represent career-highs. He joins Jeff Garcia (2004) as the only Browns quarterbacks since 1999 to win their debut start for the team. Hoyer’s 321 passing yards are the second-most (Kelly Holcomb 326 in 2002) by a Browns quarterback since 1999 in his debut start.· Hoyer is the first Browns quarterback to throw for three touchdowns in a game since Brady Quinn had three against San Diego on Dec. 6, 2009, a stretch of 54 games.· TE Jordan Cameron tied a Browns single-game record with three receiving touchdowns. It is the 11th time a Browns player accomplished the feat and the first since Braylon Edwards against Miami on Oct. 14, 2007. Cameron joins Steve Heiden (vs. Cincinnati on Nov. 28, 2004) as the only Browns tight ends to record three receiving touchdowns in a game. · Cameron leads the team this season with 269 receiving yards, which already surpasses his previous career single-season best of 226 set in 2012. Cameron’s four receiving touchdowns and 20 receptions are the most by a Browns tight end in the first three games of a season, and his receiving yardage is the second most. · Making his 2013 debut, WR Josh Gordon recorded career-highs in receptions (10) and yards (146), and added a 47-yard touchdown. This marked his second career 100-yard receiving game. His 10 receptions are tied for the seventh-most by a Brown in a game and are the most by a Browns wide receiver since Kevin Johnson had 11 against San Francisco on Sept. 21, 2003. Gordon has six career touchdown grabs, all of which have been at least 20 yards or longer. He also registered his first career rushing attempt, which went for 22 yards.· DL Desmond Bryant extended his consecutive games with a sack streak to seven. Bryant, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, leads the team with 3.5 sacks this year.· LT Joe Thomas has started and played in each of the first 99 games of his career, while C Alex Mack has started and played in each of the first 67 games of his career. Neither one of the two has missed an offensive snap during his career. · The Browns’ 24 first half points were their most since scoring 27 at Detroit on Nov. 22, 2009.