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Unwanted Man: Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden trying to block out criticism after gaffe

  • 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)

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden joked that he felt 40 on his 30th birthday.

Weeden, trying to put an embarrassing interception in Sunday's loss to Detroit behind him, said Monday that he feels he has the support of his teammates despite the gaffe that came one day before he turned 30. Weeden has been vilified outside of Cleveland's locker room following his inexcusable, backhanded flip that was picked off by the Lions in the final minutes of a 31-17 loss.

Browns fans have been particularly tough on Weeden, who said the criticism is just part of being an NFL quarterback and that he has "very good earmuffs on."

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said Weeden's teammates still believe in him and are confident he will bounce back this week when Cleveland travels to Green Bay.