March 4, 2015

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Bad-luck Browns finally catch a break

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CLEVELAND — Not again. Not another missed field goal — with a hint of controversy — that would doom the Browns. Not one more brutal home loss in the final minutes. Not a defensive collapse at the most critical time to ruin an otherwise solid performance. Not this time. More photos below. The bad-luck Browns Read More…

Browns notes: Phil Dawson fumes over call

CLEVELAND — For the second straight game, Browns kicker Phil Dawson was involved in a critical fourth-quarter play Sunday afternoon. Dawson’s 38-yard field goal attempt with 2:49 remaining was ruled wide right, but Cleveland still managed to escape with a 14-10 win over Jacksonville. The kick soared above the top of the 30-foot yellow upright, Read More…

Browns’ Colt McCoy showing signs of life

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has experienced many lows during his two NFL seasons, so he had no qualms about celebrating a rare high Sunday afternoon. “We deserved this one. Our team deserved this one,” McCoy said after Cleveland’s 14-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. “We are just starting to do things right, starting to get Read More…

Browns: Career day for sub Chris Ogbonnaya

Chris Ogbonnaya goes downfield during one of his 21 carries Sunday. He finished with a career-best 115 yards. (CT photo by David Richard.)

CLEVELAND — Amazing what a little certainty in the backfield can do for a football team. With Chris Ogbonnaya starting for a third straight game, the Cleveland Browns rushed for a season-high 148 yards, including Ogbonnaya’s first career touchdown and first career 100-yard game, in their 14-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. The Browns now Read More…

Browns survive final drive, beat Jaguars 14-10

CLEVELAND – The Browns held on – barely. The Jacksonville Jaguars reached the 1-yard line in the final seconds, but two Blaine Gabbert incompletions ended the game. Browns 14, Jaguars 10. The Browns (4-6) had lost three straight and five of six. Jacksonville is 3-7. The Browns tried to make it 17-10, but Phil Dawson’s Read More…

Browns, Jaguars tied at 7 entering 4th quarter

CLEVELAND – On second thought, maybe the Cleveland Browns should have taken the three points and the lead. The Browns midway through the third quarter on Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium took a 10-7 lead on a 40-yard field goal by Phil Dawson, but a “leaping” penalty on Jacksonville’s Mike Lockley gave the Browns a Read More…

Browns, Jaguars tied at 7 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The Browns fans who showed up this afternoon finally had a touchdown to cheer. And the Browns entered halftime tied at 7 with the Jaguars (3-6). The Browns (3-6) ended their home touchdown drought after 158 minutes and 15 seconds. They hadn’t scored a touchdown on the lakefront since Oct. 2 against Tennessee. Read More…

Browns, Jaguars scoreless after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – Another Sunday, another quiet first quarter for the Cleveland Browns.   The Browns failed to score a touchdown in the first quarter for a 10th straight game, and were tied, 0-0, with the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at Cleveland Browns Stadium.   In their last five games, the Browns only ran 12 opening-drive Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty inactive; Chris Ogbonnaya will start 3rd straight

CLEVELAND – Browns running back Montario Hardesty will miss his third straight game today with a calf injury, and Chris Ogbonnaya will make his third straight start – the first three of his career. The Browns (3-6) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) at 1 o’clock. The Browns have lost three straight and five of six. Read More…

Browns: Improved red zone production required

CLEVELAND — Forget the final drive, when coach Pat Shurmur was content with kicking what would’ve been the go-ahead field goal. Prior to that, the Browns had three trips inside the red zone last week against St. Louis. They walked away with three Phil Dawson field goals. If they had traded up for a touchdown Read More…