January 25, 2015

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Browns notes: Ogbonnaya fumbles big chance

HOUSTON — Running back Chris Ogbonnaya didn’t make anyone forget Peyton Hillis. Ogbonnaya, making his first NFL start, fumbled on the Browns’ first offensive play and the Texans recovered at the Cleveland 28-yard line. They quickly scored for a 14-0 lead on the way to an easy 30-12 win Sunday. “It hurts,” said Ogbonnaya, who Read More…

Texas-sized stomping: Browns fall behind early as Texans dominate both sides of the ball

HOUSTON — Everything’s bigger in Texas. Especially the beatdowns. The Browns were double-digit underdogs entering the game Sunday in Reliant Stadium, and lived down to the expectations. They were dominated physically and outclassed across the field. They started terribly — as usual — and never recovered. The previously stingy defense was gashed for the first Read More…

Browns lose 30-12 to Texans

HOUSTON – The Browns were overmatched on both sides of the ball and left Reliant Stadium this afternoon with their second straight loss. Texans 30, Browns 12. The Browns have lost four of five to fall to 3-5. The Texans are 6-3 for the first time in franchise history. Cleveland’s defense, which entered the game Read More…

Browns trail 27-6 after three quarters despite Phil Dawson’s best efforts

HOUSTON – If it weren’t for kicker Phil Dawson, the Browns would never score. That’s an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Dawson kicked his second 50-yard-plus field goal of the day in the third quarter and the Browns trailed Houston 27-6 entering the fourth quarter. Dawson has a career-high six 50-yard field goals on Read More…

Browns outclassed by Texans, trail 24-3 at halftime

HOUSTON – The Browns are halfway to another loss. Maybe more than halfway. Cleveland (3-4) trails Houston (5-3) 24-3 at halftime in Reliant Stadium. The offensive struggles continued for the Browns, who have just one touchdown in the last 10 quarters. They were blanked 10-0 in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the usually solid defense was Read More…

Browns down 14-3 after first quarter

HOUSTON – Once again, the Browns will have a steep hill to climb if they hope to pull out an upset victory. The slow starts continued as the Browns trailed the Texans 14-3 after the first quarter today in Reliant Stadium. Houston took the opening kickoff – following the coin toss by former President George Read More…

Browns update: Special teamer Ray Ventrone inactive; Lawrence Vickers to start for Texans

HOUSTON – With running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty and nickelback Dimitri Patterson previously ruled out for the Browns, the only notable name on their inactive list this morning was special teamer Ray Ventrone. The Browns (3-4) play the Texans (5-3) at 1 o’clock in Reliant Stadium. Ventrone hurt the hamstring Oct. 16 in Read More…

Browns offense needs help, but quick fix unlikely

HOUSTON — Not everything is Peyton Hillis’ fault. Yes, he’s alienated teammates with his antics. Yes, he may be writing his ticket out of town by being a constant headache for management. Yes, the game plans have been restricted by his absences. But even Hillis at top form couldn’t fix all that’s wrong with the Read More…

Curses! Browns running back Peyton Hillis hurts hamstring again

BEREA — Just when it appeared that Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ season couldn’t get any worse, it did. Hillis re-injured his left hamstring after taking a handoff at practice Friday, prompting him to fling the football and his helmet down to the ground. He exited the field with a trainer and did not return, Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis reinjures hamstring in practice

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ nightmare of a season continued this afternoon when he aggravated his left hamstring on a simple handoff during the portion of practice open to the media. He took the ball off right guard and felt something in his hamstring. He straightened up and fired the ball down the Read More…