October 1, 2014

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Ravens 23, Browns 21: Cleveland wastes several chances, loses on field goal as time expires

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and holder Sam Koch watch Tucker's 32-yard field goal to beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-21, Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — The Browns had the chance to go into the bye week 2-1. They had the chance to have a mountain of momentum following last week’s win over the Saints. They had the chance to move a game ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North. They had the chance to prove they aren’t Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: TE Jordan Cameron and LB Barkevious Mingo active; 3 points of interest; numbers game; the pick

CLEVELAND – The Browns (1-1) will have tight end Jordan Cameron, their No. 1 receiving threat, back today vs. the Baltimore Ravens (1-1). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cameron didn’t play last week in the win over the Saints after injuring his shoulder in the opening loss to Pittsburgh. He returned to Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns WR Josh Gordon’s suspension reduced to 10 games

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Browns receiver Josh Gordon is back in the NFL and he’s welcome back inside Browns headquarters. He’ll be eligible to return to the field Nov. 23 against the Atlanta Falcons. Gordon was officially reinstated Friday after the NFL and NFL Players Association finalized a new substance abuse policy. His suspension was reduced to Read More…

Browns 26, Saints 24: Brian Hoyer leads winning drive, gets coach Mike Pettine his 1st win

Mike Pettine

CLEVELAND — The last time the Browns won a home opener, Brian Hoyer had a fresh diploma from St. Ignatius and was just starting his career at Michigan State. Johnny Manziel was in grade school in Texas. Mike Pettine was a lowly assistant with the Ravens, less than three years removed from his time as Read More…

Browns 26, Saints 24: Billy Cundiff wins home opener with FG with 3 seconds left

Cleveland Browns place kicker Billy Cundiff kicks a 29-yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints with three seconds left on the clock to win, 26-24. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND – Billy Cundiff kicked a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left to give the Browns a 26-24 win at FirstEnergy Stadium. It’s their first home-opening win since 2004. Receiver Andrew Hawkins caught a 28-yard pass from Brian Hoyer to set up the kick. Hawkins was uncovered down the right side. The winning drive Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: TE Jordan Cameron, LB Barkevious Mingo inactive for today’s game vs. Saints; 3 points of interest; numbers to watch; the pick

CLEVELAND — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is inactive for today’s home opener against the Saints at 1 p.m. His right shoulder was injured when he fell on it last week after making a catch against the Steelers, and he didn’t practice all week. He had been listed as questionable. Not having the Pro Bowler Read More…

(UPDATED) Cleveland battles back in second half, but loses to Steelers on field goal on final play

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin (11) makes a touchdown catch in front of Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) in the fourth quarter of the NFL football game on Sunday in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — The team leaders stood up at halftime and reassured the locker room they weren’t the “same old Browns,” there was plenty of time left and “crazy things happen.” They were right. Unfortunately for rookie coach Mike Pettine and the rest of the Browns, they boarded the buses back to Berea late Sunday afternoon Read More…

Browns offense finally clicks, does some good things in 33-13 win over Bears

Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND — Brian Hoyer and the starting offense got the touchdown drive they needed heading into the season. Johnny Manziel was a mixed bag of magic and misses — exactly what the sparse crowd came to see. Mike Pettine got his first win as a head coach since 2001, when he was stalking the sidelines Read More…

Brian Hoyer throws TD pass, but Browns dominated by Rams in 33-14 loss

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CLEVELAND — The Browns finally did it. Win? No. Look good? Nope. Give the home crowd reason for optimism in the third preseason game that’s supposed to serve as a dress rehearsal for the regular season? Absolutely not. But for the first time in three preseason games, the starting offense scored a touchdown. It came Read More…

Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel fined $12,000 for giving middle finger to Washington bench

Johnny Manziel

Talk about an expensive bird. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL on Friday for giving the middle finger to the Washington bench Monday night. He has the option to appeal. Washington players yelled at Manziel throughout the game and mocked him by flashing his “money sign” after he was sacked. Read More…