April 19, 2015

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Strong start falls apart as Browns slip to 4-7

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CINCINNATI — The Browns finally solved the start Sunday. Now, if they could only figure out the finish. On a day when they scored their first first-quarter touchdown of the season, led by 10 points twice, including in the third quarter, and got an unexpected spark from running back Peyton Hillis, the Browns still managed Read More…

Josh Cribbs voices frustration after another defeat

CINCINNATI — For better or worse, Browns special teams standout Joshua Cribbs remains the face of the franchise. That face, however, couldn’t even fake a smile following Cleveland’s latest late-game meltdown. “What we’re doing obviously ain’t working,” Cribbs said Sunday after the Cincinnati Bengals rallied for a 23-20 victory over the Browns. “Hard work isn’t Read More…

Browns notes: Peyton Hillis says he’s back in the groove

CINCINNATI — Browns running back Peyton Hillis returned to action Sunday after missing five games with an injured left hamstring. He rushed for a team-high 65 yards on 19 carries in Cleveland’s 23-20 loss to the Bengals. “I was satisfied, I guess, with some of my performance today,” Hillis said. “Coming back on one day Read More…

Browns can’t finish the job, fall to Bengals again

CINCINNATI – The Browns finally solved the start Sunday. Now, if they could only figure out the finish. On a day when they scored their first first-quarter touchdown of the season, led by 10 points twice, including in the third quarter, and got an unexpected spark from running back Peyton Hillis, the Browns still managed Read More…

Browns fall in Cincinnati, 23-20

CINCINNATI – The Bengals swept the Battle of Ohio. Cincinnati followed up a season-opening victory in Cleveland with a 23-20 win today at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (7-4) trailed 17-7 at halftime and 20-10 in the third quarter. The winning 26-yard field goal by Mike Nugent came with 38 seconds left. It was set Read More…

Browns clinging to 20-17 lead after 3 quarters

CINCINNATI – The third quarter featured three full possessions and three scores as the action heated up in the Battle of Ohio. The Bengals scored twice to the Browns’ once in the period, and the Browns entered the fourth quarter with a 20-17 lead. The Browns led 17-7 at halftime, but the Bengals made it Read More…

Browns lead Bengals 17-7 at halftime

CINCINNATI – The Browns are halfway to getting some revenge on the Bengals for the loss in the season opener. Cleveland leads Cincinnati 17-7 at halftime at Paul Brown Stadium. The Browns scored with seven seconds left in the half on a 3-yard completion to rookie receiver Greg Little. It was the first touchdown of Read More…

Browns, Bengals tied at 7 after first quarter

CINCINNATI – The Browns got off to their best start of the season this afternoon in Paul Brown Stadium. For the first time this season, they scored a touchdown in the first quarter. And they did it on the opening drive of the game. But the Bengals scored on a 16-yard Cedric Benson run with Read More…

Browns update: RB Peyton Hillis active; RB Montario Hardesty not expected to play

CINCINNATI – The Browns (4-6) will have an unexpected look in the backfield this afternoon vs. the Bengals (6-4) at Paul Brown Stadium. Running back Peyton Hillis is active after missing the last five games with a strained hamstring. Coach Pat Shurmur had ruled him out Monday, but he progressed more quickly than expected and Read More…

Browns: Peyton Hillis feeling better, could play Sunday

BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis caught a screen pass Friday and accelerated down the sideline. He continued down the field without incident. He didn’t come up lame, reach for the left hamstring or spike the ball in disgust. Hillis on the practice field was a welcome sight for the Browns, as he returned for Read More…