Browns name Davis starting QB against Bengals

Posted at 12:16 PM, Dec 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-02 12:16:31-05

Austin Davis will be the Browns’ starting quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday.

Davis played his first game for the Browns against the Baltimore Ravens Monday night, after an injury sidelined Josh McCown.


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Entering in the fourth quarter with Cleveland trailing by a touchdown, Davis completed 7-of-10 passes for 77 yards, including a 42-yard, game-tying touchdown pass to Travis Benjamin.

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"Austin took advantage of his opportunity on Monday night. He was prepared, played well and put us in position to win,” Pettine said. “He’s been great in the quarterback room all season and he has earned the right to start on Sunday. We expect him to play well.”'s Andrew Gribble contributed to this report.