January 25, 2015


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

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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

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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


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…

Browns coach Mike Pettine holding off on naming Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel starting QB

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The beat goes on. Until today. Or next week. Browns coach Mike Pettine hadn’t decided yet. Pettine had a meeting scheduled Tuesday night with his coaching staff to discuss the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and rookie Johnny Manziel. They could’ve decided to name a starter today for the regular-season opener Sept. 7 versus Pittsburgh, Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer to start Monday night in Washington

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Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback Monday night against Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced this afternoon. Rookie Johnny Manziel will come off the bench for the second straight preseason game, but this time he’ll receive repetitions with the first-team offense. “It’s just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out Read More…

Browns QBs Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer to split time with starting offense vs. Washington

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BEREA — ESPN and Johnny Football fans can stop worrying. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will get plenty of quality time with the Browns’ starting offense against Washington on “Monday Night Football.” He just might not start. Coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday incumbent Brian Hoyer and Manziel will share time with the first team Monday night Read More…