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Staying The Course: Browns will not bench QB Brandon Weeden following 31-17 loss to Lions

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden walks off the field after a 31-17 loss to the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden walks off the field after a 31-17 loss to the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden passes against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden passes against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) sacks Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden (3) in the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)  (The Associated Press)

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will not bench quarterback Brandon Weeden following Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Weeden threw an inexcusable interception in the fourth quarter of the 31-17 loss to the Lions, who outscored the Browns 24-0 in the second half. But Chudzinski said Weeden played "well in spurts" and he has no intention of making a switch to backup Jason Campbell. Chudzinski said there was plenty of blame to be shared as Cleveland had its three-game winning streak stopped.

Chudzinski said there was no discussion about demoting Weeden, who returned to the starting lineup after Brian Hoyer sustained a season-ending knee injury.

Chudzinski said Weeden's teammates have not lost confidence in him "at all." Chudzinski said the team needs to work with Weeden on "cutting out the critical mistakes."