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Browns remain winless after 24-14 loss to Bills

5:35 PM, Sep 23, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdown passes and the Buffalo Bills overcame the loss of running back C.J. Spiller to beat the Cleveland Browns 24-14 on Sunday, snapping an eight-game road losing streak.

Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 35 for 208 yards as the Bills (2-1) turned to their passing game after Spiller, the NFL's leading rusher, was lost in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

The Bills hadn't won outside Buffalo since the 2011 season opener at Kansas City.

Before he got hurt, Spiller scored on a 32-yard screen pass from Fitzpatrick, who also threw a 9-yard TD to T.J. Graham in the first quarter and hooked up with Stevie Johnson from 9 yards in the fourth for a 24-14 lead.

The Browns (0-3) have lost nine straight dating to last season.

The Bills scored first when Ryan Fitzpatrick hit T.J. Graham on a 9-yard touchdown pass.

Fitzpatrick threw his second touchdown pass of the first quarter on a 32-yard screen pass to C.J. Spiller.

Bills led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Trent Richardson cut the Bills lead to 14-7 on a 6-yard touchdown run.

Bills led 14-7 at halftime.

Rian Lindell gave the Bills a 17-7 lead on a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Brandon Weeden threw his first touchdown of the afternoon to Travis Benjamin for 22-yards.

Bills led 17-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Bills increased their lead to 24-14 on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Rian Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson.

Don't forget to watch Browns Tonight after the late news for all the highlights, postgame sound, and analysis of today's game.

The Associated Press/WKYC-TV

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