EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Browns fell to 0-5 on the season and matched a franchise record with their 11th straight loss, losing 41-27 today to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
Coach Pat Shurmur is 4-17 in his tenure.
The losing streak ties the mark set in 1974-75 when Nick Skorich and Forrest Gregg were the coaches.
The Browns looked ready to snap the skid by taking a 14-0 lead less than five minutes into the game. But the Giants scored 34 of the next 37 points to pull away.
They took advantage of Cleveland’s turnovers, weak secondary and porous run defense to send a once-booing crowd home happy – and early.
Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw a game-changing interception in the second quarter, then threw another in the end zone in the fourth when the Browns had a chance to pull within a touchdown.
Weeden went 22-for-35 for 291 yards, two touchdowns to rookie receiver Josh Gordon – his first in the NFL – and two interceptions.
Running back Trent Richardson rushed 17 times for 81 yards and a touchdown. He caught five passes for 47 yards.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw carried 30 times for 200 yards.
Cincinnati visits Cleveland Browns Stadium next Sunday. It will be the last game before Jimmy Haslam’s purchase of the Browns is expected to be approved by NFL owners Oct. 16.