January 26, 2015

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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…

Browns 31, Steelers 10: Cleveland dominates rival, improves to 3-2 with 2nd straight win

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CLEVELAND — No furious comeback. No last-second heroics. Nothing fluky. Just a dominant win against a hated rival in a critical game. The Browns played their best 60 minutes of the season Sunday and clobbered the Steelers 31-10 at a raucous FirstEnergy Stadium. They improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. “To beat those Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: Joe Haden, Paul Kruger active, Ahtyba Rubin inactive; 3 points of interest; relevant numbers; the prediction

CLEVELAND — Browns cornerback Joe Haden (hip) and outside linebacker Paul Kruger (back) are active for the game today against the Steelers at 1 o’clock at FirstEnergy Stadium. Nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) is inactive, further depleting the defensive line. The three starters were listed as questionable on the injury report Friday. In a surprise Read More…

Browns pull off historic comeback, beat Titans 29-28 to go to 2-2 on season

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tight end Jordan Cameron has only been in Cleveland for three-plus years, which explains his naivety. “I don’t think there was any doubt with anyone no matter what the score was that we were going to come back and win,” he said late Sunday afternoon. Cameron’s sanity can be questioned by tortured Read More…

Pregame update: Browns RB Ben Tate active; 3 points of interest; key numbers; prediction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Browns running back Ben Tate is back. Just ask him. “GAMEDAY I’m back,” Tate tweeted this morning. Tate is active for today’s game against Tennessee and expected to start. He missed the last two games with a knee injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, was a full participant Friday Read More…

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…