November 23, 2014

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Matt Hasselbeck carves up Browns’ secondary

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns’ pass defense entered Sunday’s game against Tennessee ranked third in the NFL, allowing just 187 yards per game. The unit got there with steady play from a young but jelling defensive line and opportunistic secondary play, led by emerging second-year Joe Haden. And while the Browns pass defense likely won’t Read More…

Browns: Time to face the music after Tennessee waltzes

The Browns didn’t point fingers or make excuses after playing their worst game of the season Sunday afternoon. Then again, they didn’t need to because everyone at Cleveland Browns Stadium witnessed just how bad they were throughout a 31-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. “Today was a total team loss — offense, defense and special Read More…

Browns trounced by Titans, stumble into bye week

CLEVELAND – So much for entering the bye week 3-1. Or on a roll. Or feeling good about themselves. The Browns had the chance Sunday to build on the momentum supposedly gained from last week’s last-minute winner. But it vanished as quickly as Titans tight end Jared Cook ran away from linebacker Scott Fujita for Read More…

Browns lose 31-13 to Titans

CLEVELAND – The Browns will have two weeks to think about the disaster that struck today at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns have a bye next week and will need the time to recover from the 31-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Cleveland fell to 2-2, and Tennessee won its third straight to go 3-1. Read More…

Browns down 31-6 entering fourth quarter

CLEVELAND – This one got away from the Browns in the third quarter. The Titans extended the lead to 31-6 on a 97-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Jordan Babineaux with 2:28 left in the quarter. Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was flushed right by pressure from ex-Browns defensive tackle Shaun Smith, then made Read More…

Titans torching Browns, lead 21-6 at halftime

CLEVELAND – Phil Dawson’s two long field goals for the Browns weren’t nearly enough to match three big plays by the Titans in the first half. Tennessee led 21-6 at halftime in a battle of 2-1 teams. Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck hit Jared Cook for an 80-yard touchdown on the first play of a drive Read More…

Browns update: Cleveland trails 7-3 after a quarter

CLEVELAND – The Browns got off to their best start of the season today against the Tennessee Titans. That’s not saying much, and they trailed the Tennessee Titans 7-3 after a quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns (2-1) didn’t score in the first quarter in the first three games, but managed a 48-yard Phil Read More…

Browns pregame update: RT Tony Pashos back in starting lineup

CLEVELAND – The Browns are the healthiest they’ve been all season, and it’s reflected in the inactives for today’s 1 o’clock game against Tennessee. No starters are absent, and right tackle Tony Pashos returns for the first time this season. He missed the first three games with an ankle injury. Running back Peyton Hillis also Read More…

One in ever family: Titans’ QB Matt Hasselbeck is like the ornery son Browns GM Mike Holmgren never had

CLEVELAND – Matt Hasselbeck considers himself the son Mike Holmgren never had – and, with four daughters, needed. Make that the rowdy son. “I have tons and tons of respect for Coach Holmgren, just an amazing amount of respect,” Hasselbeck said on a conference call with Cleveland media. “But I also know that I probably Read More…

Durability to spare: Veteran Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown takes pride in playing … every week

BEREA — Browns coach Pat Shurmur misspoke immediately following the 17-16 win Sunday over the Dolphins. A trainer told him cornerback Sheldon Brown had injured a groin, so Shurmur told reporters he didn’t finish the game. Brown most certainly did. He was running stride for stride with a receiver for the final four plays as Read More…