September 20, 2014

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(Updated) Browns blow late lead, lose 27-26 stunner to Patriots

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden  tackles New England Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan after a catch in the fourth quarter on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After the Browns had played their best football of the season for 57 minutes and 21 seconds Sunday, everything had to go wrong for them to fall short of an improbable and impressive upset of the Patriots in Gillette Stadium. Everything went wrong. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the last Read More…

Browns QB Jason Campbell cleared for practice, has chance to start Sunday vs. Patriots

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron  stands over quarterback Jason Campbell Sunday. Campbell was injured on a sack and fumble and left the game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell was cleared to return to practice Thursday, putting him in the mix to start against the New England Patriots. The ninth-year pro suffered a concussion on Nov. 24 when Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay delivered a left-handed blow to his face mask. The play went unpenalized by referee Terry McAulay, Read More…

(Updated) Browns unusual QB situation still unsettled, coach Rob Chudzinski holding off on naming starter

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, left, congratulates quarterback Brandon Weeden after a touchdown pass during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Running back Willis McGahee, in his 11th season, has never seen a quarterback scenario like the one the Browns face this week. “Unfortunately, bad things have been happening to our quarterbacks,” he said Wednesday. Record-setting receiver Josh Gordon has caught passes from three starting quarterbacks in 10 games and could very possibly see Read More…

Browns sign journeyman QB Caleb Hanie; starter for Sunday in New England yet to be determined

Caleb Hanie

Browns coaches spend Tuesdays putting the game plan together. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will need to come up with multiple game plans, because any one of four quarterbacks could start Sunday in New England. A team spokesman said Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden remain in the NFL’s concussion protocol. They need to be cleared by Read More…

Updated: Browns give up late TD, fall 32-28 to Jacksonville for 6th loss in 7 games

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver and Cleveland native Cecil Shorts catches a 20-yard touchdown pass against Browns cornerback Joe Haden Sunday. The score gave the Jaguars a 32-28 win over the Browns. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Cornerback Joe Haden was on the verge of tears. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was concussed. Fans would’ve been shocked — if they hadn’t seen it so many times before. The Browns reached rock-bottom of another lost season Sunday with a 32-28 defeat to Jacksonville. A loss to the previously 2-9 Jaguars was bad enough. Read More…

Game, playoff hopes get away from Browns in 27-11 loss to Steelers; QB Jason Campbell knocked out with concussion

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron  stands over quarterback Jason Campbell Sunday. Campbell was injured on a sack and fumble and left the game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Eight days can be an eternity in the NFL. Long enough to drop two rivalry games in humiliating fashion, fall out of playoff contention, discourage a fan base and lose another starting quarterback. The Browns’ week-plus from hell ended Sunday with a 27-11 loss to the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium and quarterback Jason Read More…

Cleveland mayor, Browns reach agreement to fund FirstEnergy Stadium renovations

This architect's rendering provided by the Cleveland Browns shows part of a proposed renovation of FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo/Cleveland Browns)

The Cleveland Browns’ $120 million plan to “modernize” FirstEnergy Stadium is a significant step closer to reality. The Browns and the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reached an agreement Tuesday to fund the project proposed by the team last week. City Council must approve the deal, which was announced at a joint news conference. Read More…

Browns implode in 2nd quarter, humbled by Bengals in 41-20 loss

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little fumbles the ball as he is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Brandon Ghee in the second half. Sunday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI – Meaningful turned maddening. Relevant became ridiculous. A chance for first place devolved into a fight to stay out of last. All in a historically horrid second quarter that made last week’s talk of the Browns (4-6) being in playoff contention seem premature, if not absurd. The Bengals (7-4) scored a franchise-record 31 points Read More…

Bengals 41, Browns 20: Cleveland crushed in critical AFC North showdown

CINCINNATI — The Browns’ premature playoff talk was silenced as the Bengals established themselves as the clear favorite in the AFC North with a 41-20 victory this afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati heads into its bye week 7-4 and with at least a 1½-game lead in the division. (The Ravens’ game was still in Read More…

(Updated) Browns 24, Ravens 18: Cleveland snaps 11-game losing streak to rival as QB Jason Campbell finishes game with injured ribs

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell runs against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — All victories count as one, but some carry more meaning. This was one of those extra-special wins. The Browns beat the Ravens 24-18 Sunday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. They entered the bye week with a joyous celebration, a strong sense of satisfaction and a ton of optimism. The win snapped an 11-game losing Read More…