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Browns' Mangini not committed to a QB after Quinn, Anderson falter

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There might be a quarterback controversy in Cleveland -- again.

Browns coach Eric Mangini benched Brady Quinn for the second half of Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and said he hasn't picked a starting quarterback for next week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"We're going to look at it," Mangini said. "I'll make the decision early (this) week."

After the Browns fell behind 20-0 at halftime Sunday, Mangini took out Quinn, who went
6 of 8 for 34 yards with one interception, and inserted Derek Anderson, who lost the starting job last season when Romeo Crennel was Cleveland's coach.

"I thought that at that point, D.A. might be able to give us a spark," Mangini said. "That's what I was hoping to accomplish coming out of halftime."

But Anderson threw an interception on the Browns' first possession of the third quarter and finished 11 of 19 for 92 yards with three interceptions.

"I was a little rusty," Anderson said. "It's been a while since I've been out there."

Playing without injured running back Jamal Lewis, the winless Browns generated just 186 yards in offense against the Ravens. Cleveland has scored one offensive touchdown in its last nine games dating to last season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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