Rookie Bernie Kosar hit Ozzie Newsome with an 11-yard touchdown pass with 2:11 to play today and Earnest Byner rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown as the Cleveland Browns ended a four-game losing streak with a 17-7 NFL victory over the Buffalo Bills.

The Browns (5-6) trailed by 7-3 at halftime but regained the lead for good at 10-7 when Byner ran four yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter.

Kosar, who completed 12 of 25 passes for 103 yards, then directed a seven-play drive for a fourth-quarter touchdown after Browns cornerback Frank Minnifield intercepted Bills quarterback Bruce Mathison at the Buffalo 41-yard line.

Byner finished with 109 yards on 15 carries, and teammate Kevin Mack had 94 yards on 21 carries.

"When the offense isn't going too well, I think it's up to me and Kevin to get us moving," said Byner.

For Buffalo (2-9), Mathison completed 15 of 30 passes for 177 yards with two interceptions in his second pro start.

"I thought Bruce threw the ball well, but I think he made some poor choices toward the end of the game," said Buffalo Coach Hank Bullough. "He was pressing and trying to do it all, and that's a matter of youth."

The Bills were hampered by injuries to running backs Greg Bell (sprained knee) and Joe Cribbs (pulled muscle).