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Brandon Weeden of Browns takes step forward

Brandon Weeden's preseason debut was a mixed bag. His second game had its ups and downs, but definitely felt like a step forward.

The Cleveland Browns led the Green Bay Packers 16-7 at halftime when Weeden exited the game. Given ridiculous good field position -- three drives started in Packers territory -- Weeden mostly took advantage. The Browns moved the ball, with ten first downs in the first half.

Weeden was decisive on a couple of first reads up the seams. He showed good chemistry with Greg Little, who caught four passes for 45 yards. Weeden delivered a ball just before getting hit hard in the chest, converting a third down. He played through pain. He completed 12-of-20 passes for 118 yards despite a few drops from his young receiver group.

There were a lot of positive signs to build on in Cleveland's 35-10 win. We also have to mention the two terrible decisions he made. The Packers dropped two potential interceptions, one of which could have easily been returned for a touchdown. The other throw was on a screen pass Weeden never shoould have attempted.

If the Packers catch those passes, the morning newspapers would look a lot different in Cleveland Friday morning. Weeden mostly played well and a little luck never hurt. It's a nice change of pace for the Browns.

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