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Brian Hoyer injures right leg in first quarter, Browns fans collectively sigh

Brian Hoyer, the Cleveland Browns' third-string-to-starting-quarterback hero who won his first two starts with the team, was helped off the field after suffering a right knee injury in the first quarter of Thursday's game against the Buffalo BillsNFL Network's Alex Flanagan reported that Hoyer was done for the game, scheduled to have an MRI of his knee. She said that Browns officials were concerned that Hoyer tore his ACL.

Is there any more cursed team in the NFL? A debate for later, perhaps.

Hoyer scrambled to his right and tried to slide, but did so awkwardly, appearing to hyper-extend his right knee. In addition, Hoyer was clocked by Bills rookie linebacker Kiko Alonso, on a play that is sure to earn Alonso a fine from the league. That said, there was no penalty called on the play.

Hoyer had energized the Browns' fans, leading the team to two straight victories following the trade of Trent Richardson, which appeared to some like a white flag on the season.

Brandon Weeden, the former starter for the Browns who lost his starting spot after a thumb injury, replaced Hoyer and was greeted with a round of boos from the home crowd on his first two incomplete passes.

Jason Campbell, the team's other quarterback on the roster, was inactive Sunday night. Wide receiver Davone Bess is the emergency quarterback with Hoyer out and Campbell down.

Browns fans should be concerned. Someone high up with connections seems to have it out for them.

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