October 23, 2014

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Commentary: No mistaking just how bad Browns were

Few head coaches can say they accidentally knocked down a referee and earned an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in their NFL debut. Pat Shurmur can — and that wasn’t even close to the low point of his day. The Browns turned Shurmur’s first game into a live-action nightmare Sunday afternoon, making myriad inexcusable mistakes in their Read More…

Bengals 27, Browns 17: Confusion reigns as Browns blow lead, opener

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joshua Cribbs runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dan Skuta. (AP photo.)

CLEVELAND — New season. New coach. New way to lose for the Browns. Pat Shurmur opened his Cleveland coaching career Sunday with a thunderous thud. And not just his inadvertent knockdown of an official on the sideline that drew a 15-yard penalty. The Browns committed seven penalties in the first quarter and 11 for the Read More…

Key play: Mass confusion or illegal?

CLEVELAND — Joe Haden said the Bengals caught the Browns off-guard. Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson said it was a designed play. Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said it was illegal. Yes, everyone seemed to want to weigh in on the Bengals touchdown that led Cincinnati to a 27-17 victory over the Browns in Sunday’s season Read More…

Browns notes: Josh Cribbs’ big chance goes awry

CLEVELAND — Special teams dynamo Joshua Cribbs did all he could Sunday to help the Browns in their 27-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The former Pro Bowler averaged 30.3 yards on three kickoff returns, had six punt returns for 58 yards, made one tackle in coverage and came within inches of downing a Cleveland Read More…

Browns bungle opener against Bengals

CLEVELAND – New season. New coach. New way to lose for the Browns. Pat Shurmur opened his Cleveland coaching career Sunday with a thunderous thud. And not just his inadvertent knockdown of an official on the sideline that drew a 15-yard penalty. The Browns committed seven penalties in the first quarter and 11 for the Read More…

Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin signs 3-year extension

CLEVELAND – Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Rubin signed a three-year extension over the weekend. The Browns’ policy is to not announce extensions, but a league source confirmed the deal Sunday night following Cleveland’s 27-17 season-opening loss to the Bengals. Rubin started and had three tackles and a quarterback hit. Read More…

Browns stunned 27-17 in opening loss to Bengals

CLEVELAND – The Pat Shurmur era opened with a thunderous thud this afternoon at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The new Browns coach watched his team stumble out of the gate, rally, stall and finally blow a lead in the fourth quarter. Bengals 27, Browns 17. The Browns were leading 17-13 late in the fourth quarter when Read More…

Browns update: Cleveland leads 17-13 after 3 quarters

CLEVELAND – The Bengals lost a quarterback and the third quarter. The Browns added a 20-yard Phil Dawson field goal to take a 17-13 lead after three quarters in the opener. The Bengals were forced to go with Bruce Gradkowski at quarterback when rookie starter Andy Dalton suffered a right wrist injury on his final Read More…

Browns bounce back, lead 14-13 at halftime

CLEVELAND – Talk about a quick recovery. After a brutally ugly first quarter, the Browns turned it around in the second quarter to take a 14-13 lead into halftime in the opener against the Bengals. Quarterback Colt McCoy threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to tight end Benjamin Watson, then followed with a 2-yard strike to Read More…

Browns update: Bengals lead sloppy Browns 10-0 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – This wasn’t the start new coach Pat Shurmur envisioned for his Browns in the season opener. He was hearing boos from the home crowd by the end of the first quarter. His young team committed seven penalties in the first quarter, got a single first down and trailed the Cincinnati Bengals 10-0 after Read More…