The young running back was traded away, the third-stringer was picked to start at quarterback, and Cleveland’s jaded fan base was already pushing for the first pick in next year’s draft.
The Browns haven’t given up on the season, though.
Minnesota’s might be slipping away.
Jordan Cameron caught three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead grab in the back of the end zone with 51 seconds left, and the Browns kept the Vikings winless with a 31-27 victory Sunday in Minneapolis.
Former Patriots backup Brian Hoyer threw for three scores in his second career start, and the Browns (1-2) became the latest team to torch Minnesota’s struggling secondary. Hoyer overcame three interceptions to throw for 321 yards, going 30 for 54. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.