April 19, 2014

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Browns vs. Ravens: Five points of interest

NICKEL COVERAGE (Five points of interest in today’s game) A NEW CHALLENGE Quarterback Colt McCoy has been solid and steady, if not spectacular, against some of the better defenses in the NFL. He’s never seen anything quite like the Ravens defense. From defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to inside linebacker Ray Lewis to safety Ed Reed, Read More…

Browns vs. Raven: Preview game facts

WHO: Browns vs. Ravens WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium WHEN: Today, 1 p.m. RECORDS: Browns 5-9; Ravens 10-4 LAST WEEK: Browns lost 19-17 at Cincinnati; Ravens beat New Orleans 30-24 SERIES: Ravens lead 16-7 SERIES AT CLEVELAND: Ravens lead 7-4 LAST MEETING: Ravens won 24-17 on Sept. 26 in Baltimore COACHES: Eric Mangini is 10-20 with Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy returns to practice, says he feels fine

BEREA – Quarterback Colt McCoy (stomach flu) and running back Peyton Hillis (knee) were back at practice Thursday after missing Wednesday. “All of my symptoms are over and my body feels fine,” McCoy said. Coach Eric Mangini said McCoy was able to go through the walkthrough Wednesday, so he practiced a number of the plays, Read More…

Is increased load taking a toll on Browns bruiser Hillis?

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BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis didn’t practice Wednesday with a knee injury. He and coach Eric Mangini said the missed practice was more about rest than the knee and he’d be back today. “There’s just little things I like to take into consideration to make sure everything’s OK,” Hillis said. “Everything’s fine.” Hillis can Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy ill, misses practice

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t practice Wednesday with an illness. Coach Eric Mangini didn’t mention it during his pre-practice news conference and McCoy didn’t appear in the locker room during the 45 minutes open to the media. A team spokesman said he arrived at work not feeling well and remained in the building Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini: We’re not finished here

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BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini isn’t going down without a fight. He needs the players to follow his lead. “We’re not finished here,” he said Monday. “There’s two games left.” As speculation grew that consecutive losses to two-win teams will cost Mangini his job at the end of the season, he again offered a spirited Read More…

Poor finish could cost Eric Mangini his job

Coach Eric Mangini isn’t going down without a fight. (AP photo.)

CINCINNATI — Coach Eric Mangini stood alone on the sideline with his arms crossed in a mixture of disgust and disappointment. He had discarded the all-important headset because it no longer served a purpose. He had no choice but to wait for Carson Palmer to kneel three times to cap the Browns’ 19-17 loss Sunday Read More…

Bengals 19, Browns 17: McCoy produces solid performance

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CINCINNATI — Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy’s return to the lineup Sunday would’ve been a smashing success if it hadn’t ended with a 19-17 loss to the Bengals. McCoy went 19-for-25 for 243 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a 132.6 rating. It was his first game with multiple touchdown passes, and the first by a Read More…

Browns fall 19-17 to lowly Bengals

CINCINNATI – The regression is complete. The Browns lost 19-17 to the Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in a performance that lacked energy and execution. The Browns fell to 5-9, and the Bengals improved to 3-11 after snapping a 10-game losing streak. The Browns lost to a 2-10 Buffalo team the previous week. Read More…

Browns down 16-7 after 3 quarters

CINCINNATI – The Browns need a fourth-quarter comeback to take the listless Battle of Ohio. Cincinnati’s Clint Stitser kicked two field goals in the third quarter, extending the Bengals’ lead to 16-7 with 15 minutes left. But the Browns had the ball inside the 5-yard line at the end of the quarter. The Bengals continued Read More…