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BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Along with being sacked, taunted, embarrassed and generally mistreated Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals, Johnny Manziel got humbled.
The Browns rookie quarterback said Monday that his first NFL start, a 30-0 loss that essentially eliminated Cleveland from the playoffs, was the toughest day he’s ever had on a football field.
“It’s the first game I’ve ever not scored a point in and been shut out,” Manziel said. “I’ve played in a lot of games from high school through college, and that one, and I’ve never been shut out until then. It was definitely tough.”
“Absolutely,” he said. “Very humbling.”
Unable to move Cleveland’s offense, Manziel completed just 10 of 18 passes for 80 yards. He was intercepted twice, chased around like a fox trying to escape hungry hounds and looked lost in the Browns’ biggest game of the…