Manziel immediately led Cleveland on an eight-play, 80-yard touchdown march to cut Buffalo's lead to 20-10. The rookie made plays with his feet and looked good outside the pocket before splitting the defense for a 10-yard scoring gallop -- the first touchdown of his brief NFL career. Manziel finished the game 5-of-8 passing for 63 yards with another 13 yards on the ground.
He couldn't trigger the comeback, but it's fair to wonder if the starting job is now Manziel's to lose.
"It's not like we're just going to go back to Brian," Pettine said. "This has been a cumulative thing where discussions about a change at quarterback have been more and more lively. We'll evaluate both quarterbacks and have a decision soon."
Not if he's sitting on the bench.