Manziel takes out his frustrations
CLEVELAND — Sitting on the sideline, Johnny Manziel was angry and frustrated. More important for the Browns, he held himself accountable.
Upset after an interception late in the first half, Manziel bashed a tablet on his head before recovering to throw a touchdown in the second half and leading Cleveland past San Francisco to end the Browns' seven-game skid.
"I probably overreacted a little bit," Manziel said of his outburst.
Johnny Football finally accepted some blame. He passed for 270 yards and a 2-yard touchdown to tight end Gary Barnidge. Isaiah Crowell rushed for 145 yards and had two short TD runs for Cleveland, which won its first game in December since 2012.
Coach Mike Pettine had benched Manziel in the previous two weeks for partying during Cleveland's bye week after the QB had promised not to be a distraction.
The inept 49ers allowed nine sacks and had just 127 yards on offense before a 94-yard drive in garbage time.