November 25, 2014

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel allegedly involved in fight early Saturday morning

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before a game against the Houston Texans in Cleveland. Police were called to The 9, where Manziel has a luxury apartment, after a fight broke out at 2:25 a.m. Friday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t leave the sideline Sunday, but was back in the news Monday. Manziel was involved in an altercation at about 2:30 Saturday morning at The 9 in downtown Cleveland. The alleged victim’s account to the police claimed “Johnny Football and his entourage” assaulted him in a brawl by the elevators, Read More…

Browns 26, Falcons 24: Billy Cundiff kicks winning field goal as time expires

ATLANTA — The Browns had the game, lost it and got it back. The end is all that matters. Billy Cundiff made a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift Cleveland to a 26-24 win inside the Georgia Dome. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had thrown two fourth-quarter interceptions, led the final drive. He was Read More…

(UPDATED) Texans 23, Browns 7: Cleveland’s 3-game winning streak, possession of 1st place end with ugly loss

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and strong safety D.J. Swearinger sack Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer in the first quarter Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — So long, first place. See ya, three-game winning streak. Welcome back, doubts. The Browns were riding high after a prime-time win in Cincinnati, but their stay alone atop the AFC North lasted exactly a week. It ended Sunday with a 23-7 flop against the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns fell to Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: Safety Tashaun Gipson in starting lineup; points of interest, relevant numbers, the pick

CLEVELAND — Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson quickly recovered from a concussion and is in the starting lineup for today’s game vs. the Houston Texans. Kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 1 o’clock. Gipson looked like his ballhawking self in pregame warmups after missing three practices during the week after being diagnosed with a Read More…

Browns 24, Bengals 3: Cleveland dominates on national TV, moves into first-place tie

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate (44) scores a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half Thursday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

CINCINNATI — The Browns were more than ready for prime time Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium. They have a spot in first place to prove it. The Browns dominated the Bengals in a 24-3 victory on national television. It was their first road win inside the AFC North since 2008, snapping a string of Read More…

Browns pregame update: Leading WR Andrew Hawkins inactive; 3 points of interest; numbers game; the prediction

CINCINNATI — The Browns will enter arguably their biggest game since 2007 without leading receiver Andrew Hawkins. Hawkins took a big hit to his thigh and knee Sunday in a win over Tampa Bay and was listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. He tested the leg during pregame Read More…

Browns beat Buccaneers, improve to 5-3, set up showdown in Cincinnati

Browns running back Terrance West scores on a two-yard reception in the third quarter of Cleveland’s win over the Buccaneers on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP photo)

CLEVELAND — Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas has been on a lot of bad Browns teams in his eight years. He sees a significant difference in the current edition. “We’re doing a good job of finding a way to win at the end,” he said. Quarterback Brian Hoyer is in only his second year Read More…

(Updated) Browns pregame update: Points of interest; key numbers; prediction

CLEVELAND — Browns tight end Jim Dray will start in place of Jordan Cameron, who’s out with a concussion, this afternoon against Tampa Bay. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cameron was injured last week in the 23-13 win over Oakland when he took a shot to the head from safety Brandian Ross, Read More…

Browns 23, Raiders 13: Cleveland gets back to winning ways, pulls away from winless Oakland

Cleveland Browns strong safety Donte Whitner hits Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden to force a fumble in the third quarter Sunday. Browns cornerback Joe Haden recovered and ran the ball back to midfield.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — When the Browns broke their seven-quarter touchdown drought Sunday with a 4-yard pass to Andrew Hawkins, quarterback Brian Hoyer immediately went to celebrate with – and thank — the parties responsible. He made a beeline to the bench with 14:17 left in the fourth quarter to find strong safety Donte Whitner and cornerback Read More…

Jaguars 24, Browns 6: Cleveland embarrassed by previously winless Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Storm Johnson, center, scores a touchdown between Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) and defensive end John Hughes (93) during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Browns fell right through the trap. Looking for their third straight win, the Browns were humbled in an ugly display. Previously winless Jaguars 24, Browns 6. The Browns fell to 3-3. Jacksonville is 1-6. Coach Mike Pettine warned his team during the week about a letdown. It didn’t help. The Browns Read More…