April 21, 2014

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Ravens 20, Browns 10: Falling flat in a final stand

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CLEVELAND — With the AFC North title to be decided on the shores of Lake Erie in the season’s last two weeks, coach Eric Mangini had the chance, perhaps futile, to make a final stand. To show his Browns could not only compete with division powers Baltimore and Pittsburgh, but emerge victorious. It didn’t happen Read More…

Browns just couldn’t match Ravens’ skills

CLEVELAND — On their best day, the Browns would have trouble beating the Baltimore Ravens. So when Cleveland plays like it did Sunday afternoon, it has absolutely no chance. Baltimore capitalized on a myriad of Browns mistakes, including four very preventable turnovers, as it dominated the final 31/2 quarters of a 20-10 victory. The outcome Read More…

Browns notes: McCoy plays worst NFL game

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CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Colt McCoy stood on the sideline with his hands covering his face. He stayed frozen like that for a few seconds. Then he moved the hands to his hips, retaining the look of dismay. He wouldn’t accept the jacket the equipment guys tried to give him and walked to the edge Read More…

Browns notes: Hillis’ recent slide continues

Peyton Hillis is stopped by Baltimore defenders yesterday. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ breakthrough season isn’t ending with a flourish. The Pro Bowl hopeful was held to 35 rushing yards on 12 carries Sunday in Cleveland’s 20-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It marked the fourth time in six games that Hillis has been held below 60 yards on the ground, Read More…

Browns lose to Ravens, 20-10

CLEVELAND – The Ravens (11-4) have another postseason bid. The Browns (5-10) have another 10-loss season. Baltimore took advantage of four Cleveland turnovers and an unsuccessful onside kick to start the third quarter to win 20-10 Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns have dropped three straight, and coach Eric Mangini could be entering his Read More…

Ravens lead 20-10 entering 4th quarter

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Eric Mangini came out gambling in the third quarter – and it backfired. The Ravens led 20-10 entering the fourth quarter. Phil Dawson’s onside kick to start the half didn’t go the required 10 yards before bouncing out of bounds. The Ravens got the ball at the 38-yard line and took Read More…

Browns down 13-10 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The good start by the Browns fizzled in the second quarter as the Ravens scored 13 unanswered points. A late 31-yard Phil Dawson field goal pulled the Browns within 13-10 at halftime. The Browns blew their chance for a touchdown and the lead by failing to take a timeout from the 23-yard line Read More…

Trick play gives Browns 7-0 lead after first quarter

CLEVELAND – The Browns went razzle-dazzle to take a 7-0 lead after the first quarter against the Ravens. Backup quarterback Seneca Wallace entered the game, took a shotgun snap and handed to running back Peyton Hillis, who pitched to receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. With Wallace in a pass route, Massaquoi threw into the right corner of Read More…

Browns pregame update: Jake Delhomme the No. 3 QB

CLEVELAND – Jake Delhomme is the Browns’ No. 3 quarterback for the second straight week. Rookie Colt McCoy will start, with Seneca Wallace as the backup. That could mean the Browns are planning to use the Wildcat package. The Browns (5-9) face the Ravens (10-4) at 1 o’clock. Baltimore can clinch a playoff berth with Read More…

Browns: Should Mangini stay or should he go?

Eric Mangini’s future beyond the next eight days is uncertain. President Mike Holmgren remains in a cone of silence when it comes to his coach, waiting until the 16-game schedule is complete to render a verdict. The back-to-back losses to last-place Buffalo and Cincinnati were no doubt demoralizing and certainly didn’t help Mangini’s case to Read More…