Bengals News

Brandon Weeden in; Jason Campbell out; Safe to say Browns are toast


Nov 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) lays on the ground after a hit during the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The race for the AFC North is now likely down to three teams as the Pittsburgh Steelers are handling the Cleveland Browns in must-win game for the Browns, but are down 20-3 at home to their division rivals. It doesn’t help that Browns quarterback Jason Campbell was knocked out of the game after he was taken to the ground on a pass play and landed on his injured ribs.

He did return to the game, only to be blindsided by Steelers cornerback William Gay, and is now done for the day:

He left the game and has not returned. Brandon Weeden came on in for relief of him, but like every other chance he’s had to play this year, he’s been ineffective and unable to keep the Browns offense on the field. Staring at a 4-7 record if they loser today with three  of their final five games on the road, the Browns look to be toast as far as competing for a playoff spot goes.