Cleveland Browns defeat San Francisco 49ers, 24-10
CLEVELAND – Johnny Manziel began what may be his final opportunity with the league-worst Cleveland Browns as they hosted the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and came away with their third win of the season, 24-10.
The Browns had a field goal blocked early on, the third game in a row for kicker Travis Coons to have one blocked.
The Browns managed to score before the half and were able to hold the 49ers to just a field goal all the way through the third.
Right as the clock ran out in the third, the Browns were able to get on the board once more and increase their lead to 17-3. The Browns scored again early in the fourth, giving themselves a 24-3 lead and what looked like a big win.
The 49ers fought until the end though, scoring with less than two minutes left in the game to trail 24-10.
“I was forced to learn a hard lesson,” Manziel told reporters earlier this week. “I had to learn the hard way and I’m lucky to be back in the position that I’m in and being the starter again, so I’m definitely not taking that lightly.” While the Browns ended their seven-game losing streak, the 49ers tried to make it two straight road wins after dropping seven in a row away from home.
San Francisco ended its road skid last week with a 26-20 overtime victory at Chicago, which also was just its second triumph in six overall contests. The 49ers are visiting Cleveland for the first time since suffering a 20-7 defeat on Dec. 30, 2007.