CLEVELAND (AP)- Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible.
Seemingly cursed for so long, the Browns finally have something in September to celebrate.
For the first time in 10 years, they’re 1-0 at home.
Hoyer, annoyed that he had to come off the field for rookie backup Johnny Manziel, directed an 85-yard drive to set up Billy Cundiff’s 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving Cleveland a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Cundiff’s kick helped the Browns (1-1) snap a nine-game losing streak in home openers, gave Pettine his first NFL coaching win and Cleveland its first in a home opener since 2004 .
“I graduated high school that year,” Hoyer said. “It’s a long time coming, and our fans deserve it.”
Manziel made a perfunctory NFL…
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