With Montario Hardesty hurt and Peyton Hillis inactive, the Browns had no choice but to play newcomer Chris Ogbonnaya almost every down. Ogbonnaya, who was supposed to be the third-down back again this week, played most of the 61 snaps on offense, rushing for 37 yards on 11 carries and catching five passes for 24 yards.
"Chris did a nice job, he just got gassed," said his old college teammate, Colt McCoy. "He was the only guy."
Pat Shurmur said he didn't know for sure that Hillis wouldn't be able to play until Sunday morning.
"But we kind of knew," he said. "There were indicators all through the week and he hadn't practiced much."