As the Cleveland Browns bask in the afterglow of their 31-27 win at Minnesota, here is what the local reporters are saying:
In a storybook debut, quarterback Brian Hoyer battled back from the adversity of three interceptions and orchestrated only the second Browns victory in Minnesota in history. Here's the article in ESPN Radio in Cleveland.
Hoyer, a Cleveland native, has made himself an instant hometown hero, according Vic Carucci of the team's website. "It will definitely go down as something special," Hoyer said. "You [media] guys ask me a million times, ‘Does it mean more playing for your hometown team?’ Yes, obviously it does, and to win and get that first win is huge."
The Plain Dealer's Bud Shaw doesn't believe the Browns got rid of their best player when they traded running back Trent Richardson. That's because wide receiver Josh Gordon is still on the team.
Coach Rob Chudzinski's game plan was key in getting the Browns in the right mindset, according to The Plain Dealer's Terry Pluto. "[T]he players saw the strategy as a vote of confidence," Pluto wrote. "It indicated that Chudzinski was willing to risk looking foolish in aggressive pursuit of his first coaching victory."
Tight end Jordan Cameron tied a team record with three touchdown catches, including the 7-yard game-winner with 51 seconds left. “Everyone believes they can make plays in this league,” Cameron said, via the Akron Beacon Journal. “My confidence is gaining each week with the reps that I’m getting.”