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September 30, 2009 4:40 PM

Mangini going with Anderson at QB for winless Browns


Berea, OH (Sports Network) - Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini announced Wednesday that Derek Anderson will quarterback the club on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Mangini indicated Monday that a change at the position could be forthcoming in the wake of an ugly 34-3 loss to the Ravens this past weekend as Brady Quinn was benched in favor of Anderson to start the second half.

Quinn beat out Anderson in an open competition for the job during training camp and the preseason, although, the first-year head coach chose not to officially name Quinn the starter until he stepped onto the field to lead the first-team offense in Week 1. An 0-3 start now has the team headed in a different direction.

Quinn completed 6-of-8 passes for just 34 yards with an interception on Cleveland's first drive of the game versus Baltimore. Anderson took over to start the second half but wasn't much better, throwing an interception on his first drive, which the Ravens subsequently turned into a touchdown and a 27-0 lead. Anderson ended 11-of-19 for 92 yards and three interceptions in the loss, Cleveland's ninth in a row dating back to last season.

The Browns have scored just one offensive touchdown in their first 12 quarters of action in 2009.

09/30 11:45:15 ET

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