February 14, 2016

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No mistake about it: Browns are frustrating

Nine games and seven losses into the season, the Browns still haven’t figured out how to call plays in a timely manner. Or choose the right plays. Or communicate on the sideline. Or execute in key situations. It’s no wonder, then, that the air in Cleveland’s locker room smelled like anger, exasperation and dirty socks Read More…

Browns notes: Can’t-miss season continues as Phil Dawson drills 5 field goals

CLEVELAND — Veteran kicker Phil Dawson accounted for every one of the Browns’ points in Sunday’s 25-15 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Dawson made five field goals in five attempts — splitting the uprights from 32, 28, 29, 33 and 41 yards — despite the poor field conditions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. “To make five Read More…

Browns: Brandon Weeden’s effort not good enough

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CLEVELAND — It looked as though it might be a moment to remember for the Browns and quarterback Brandon Weeden. But in the end, it was just another Sunday to forget for both of them. Cleveland had Baltimore down, but the Browns couldn’t put the Ravens away, with an inconsistent Weeden playing a large part Read More…

Browns wilt down stretch, drop 10th straight to Ravens

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CLEVELAND — The Browns have won two games in the last 11½ months. Until they win two in consecutive weeks, there should be a moratorium in their locker room on suggesting they’re in playoff contention. Until they snap a 10-game skid against the Ravens, no one should mention closing the gap in the AFC North. Read More…

Ravens 14, Browns 12: Defense standing tall

The Browns had pulled within 14-12 of the Ravens on Phil Dawson’s fourth field goal of the game from 33 yards out with 2:39 remaining in the third quarter. After allowing two lengthy drives from Baltimore on the Ravens’ first two possessions of the game, Cleveland’s defense stiffened. Heading into the fourth quarter, the Browns Read More…

Browns cut Ravens’ lead to 14-9 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The Browns regrouped after a brutal first quarter and trailed Baltimore 14-9 at halftime at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Phil Dawson improved to 15-for-15 on the year with three second-quarter field goals. He was good from 32, 28 and 29 yards. The Browns defense forced two punts after allowing long touchdown drives on both Read More…

Ravens 14, Browns 0: Baltimore running to early lead

Baltimore dominated the first quarter Sunday, taking a 14-0 lead over Cleveland at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Ravens scored on two lengthy drives, going 70 yards in 10 plays before a Ray Rice 8-yard touchdown runon their opening possession. Baltimore, which maintained possession for 12:27 of the opening quarter,  scored  on a 12-yard run from Read More…

Browns DT Phil Taylor to start today in return from torn pectoral

CLEVELAND – Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor is expected to start today at 1 p.m. against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Taylor is making his season debut after tearing a pectoral muscle in May. He began practicing last week and was activated from the physically unable to perform list Friday. Taylor said during Read More…

Browns believe AFC North could be ripe for a shakeup

The AFC North may soon be ripe for a hostile takeover. Baltimore and Pittsburgh have ruled the division for more than a decade, and stand first and second in the standings again this season at 5-2 and 4-3. But they have begun to show vulnerabilities. Many of their superstars and leaders are past their prime, Read More…

All hands on deck: Mohamed Massaquoi’s return gives Browns option at wide receiver

BEREA — For years, fans have been complaining about the team’s lack of quality receivers. Is it possible the 2012 Browns actually have a surplus? That may be taking it too far with an offense that ranks 29th in total offense, 19th in passing, 25th in scoring and doesn’t have a receiver in the NFL’s Read More…