Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Josh McCown left the pitch with an injury during the fourth quarter of Monday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was substituted by Austin Davis. The Browns trailed 27-20, tied 27-27, but couldn’t provide the killer blow.
The spectators of the First Energy Stadium chanted “Johnny, Johnny.” But the coaches stuck to McCown. The fans wanted to see Johnny Manziel in action, but he remained on the sidelines. For Davis, this was the first outing.
Manziel reportedly lied about his last appearance in a night club in social media. This forced coach Mike Pettine to demote Manziel at number 3 quarterback. The Browns named Manziel as a starter for the entire season two weeks ago.
Manziel started the last two games for the Browns, and in the previous two games, he replaced injured McCown in the fourth quarter.
With 55 seconds remaining, the game was tied 27-27. The Ravens blocked a field goal attempt and then Will Hill caught the loose ball and returned it to house for a touchdown. The Browns succumbed to a 33-27 loss without fielding Manziel.
The Ravens going into the game 3-7, notched up an emphatic win to improve over the Browns, who went in 2-8. The final spectacle brought the insignificant game under the limelight.