Is the long (long!) run of Cleveland Browns’ woes merely due to just really huge numbers evening out? From their inaugural season of 1946 in the All-American Football Conference through the 1970 merger of the AFL and NFL, the Browns ran up a regular-season record of 233-68-8: a whopping .767 winning percentage. Since the merger, however, the Browns have literally been the worst team in the league…
Jim Schwartz has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He was interviewed three years ago when Freddie Kitchens was hired.
He has been hired by the Cleveland Browns as their new defensive coordinator.
Andrew Berry will be the Cleveland Browns' next general manager.
Jim Schwartz will be the next Defensive Coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
Jim Schwartz has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns.
Jim Schwartz will be hired as the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator. Brian Flores was the only other candidate.
The Cleveland Browns finished 7-10 last season. In their first season under head coach Kevin Stefanski, they went 11-5 and made the playoffs.
The Cleveland Browns have the worst defensive tackle room in the NFL. They will have to spend some money in free agency to re-tool the room before the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns traded for Deshaun Watson last year. Watson missed the first 11 games of the season because of a suspension.
BetMGM offers a new offer for Browns fans. They will give you $200 if at least one touchdown is scored in any Wild Card game.
The Cleveland Browns are going to hire a new defensive coordinator.
The Chargers are not as bad as the Cleveland Browns or the Detroit Lions.
Joe Burrow walked into the tunnel at FirstEnergy Stadium with bowed head and slumped shoulders. The Bengals team surrounded him, having just been beaten by the Cleveland Browns on national television.
Brian Flores interviewed with the Browns to run their defense.
Jadeveon Clowney apologizes to Myles Garrett for comments he made last week about the Browns caring more about Garrett's stats than winning.
Bernie Kosar was removed from pregame radio coverage of Sunday's game because he violated NFL gambling policy. He bet $19,000 on the Browns through the Tipico Sportsbook.
It's the first time betting is legal in Ohio. The Browns are not involved in the Super Wild Card Weekend.
Bernie Kosar was fired from his role as a contributor on the Cleveland Browns pre-game radio show for placing a bet on football.
Cleveland Browns fans vote in SB Nation Reacts each week to express their confidence level in the team.
Nick Saban is Bill Belichick's defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s. Both are sons of coaches and of similar demeanor.
The Carolina Panthers are interested in hiring Jerod Mayo as their head coach. The Cleveland Browns are looking for a defensive coordinator.
The Browns started their interview cycle for defensive coordinator yesterday. Jim Schwartz is considered the most seamless hire for the current defensive personnel.
The Cleveland Browns are looking for a new defensive coordinator. Pittsburgh Steelers are interviewing Brian Flores for the job.
Jadeveon Clowney was sent home from practice on Friday. He is not sure if he will play for the Cleveland Browns against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Bernie Kosar was removed from the Cleveland Browns' pregame radio show because he placed a $19,000 bet on the NFL with Tipico.
Brian Flores will officially interview with the Cleveland Browns for their vacant defensive coordinator position Thursday.
The Cleveland Browns are interviewing defensive coordinator candidates. The team needs to make five decisions on that side of the ball.
Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Joe Woods on Monday. The team's defense was ineffective throughout the 2018 season.
Bernie Kosar lost his radio job because of a bad bet he made on the Browns.
The Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Joe Woods after three seasons with the team. The team has requested permission to interview several candidates.
Deshaun Watson ordered to attend a deposition on another lawsuit. The former Houston Texan is the Cleveland Browns quarterback.
Roethlisberger liked the Cleveland Browns game. He liked George Pickens' catch.
The Cleveland Browns are looking to add another wide receiver to their current roster.
The Browns will have to wait until the 43rd pick of the second round to make their first choice of 2023 NFL Draft.
Bernie bet on the Cleveland Browns. It was a violation of NFL rules.
Bernie Kosar was relieved of his duties by the team in connection with a bet he placed on the Browns vs. Steelers game.
Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns 28-14 in Week 18. Pittsburgh finished the season with a winning record of 9-8 and missed out on the 2023 playoffs.
Pittsburgh Steelers won 28-14 over the Cleveland Browns at Acrisure Stadium to close out the season. The team missed the playoffs, but the team's young players are optimistic.
Deshaun Watson's first season with the Cleveland Browns is over.
Bernie Kosar was fired from the Browns for violating the NFL's gambling policy.
Bernie Kosar was fired by the Browns for placing a bet for charity. He will not be doing the radio show today.
Bernie Kosar was fired by the Cleveland Browns for betting on their game. He placed a $19,000 wager on the Browns to win the game once Ohio legalized sports betting.
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their home game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The team finished the season at 9-8.
Bernie Kosar lost his radio gig with the Browns because he bet on his former team to beat the Steelers.
The Browns have started making moves, starting with the exit of defensive coordinator Joe Woods.
The Cleveland Browns defense had a disappointing season and defensive coordinator Joe Woods was fired.
Bernie Kosar lost his radio gig for betting on the Browns.
Bernie Kosar was fired from the Cleveland Browns radio programming after losing a bet. The bet was the first in Ohio.
The Cleveland Browns legend was fired as a team radio announcer after placing a $19,000 bet on his former club to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season finale Sunday.
Bernie Kosar has been fired from the Cleveland Browns pregame radio show.
Cleveland Browns have relieved defensive coordinator Joe Woods of his duties.
Bernie Kosar was fired over gambling on Browns match. The NFL has strict rules regarding gambling.
Bernie Kosar was pulled from the team's pregame radio show for betting on Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He bet $19,000 on the Browns earlier in the week.
The Browns lost their season finale 28-14 to the Steelers.
Washington Commanders are in control of their playoff destiny. They take on the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.
Bernie Kosar has been fired by the Browns.
Bernie Kosar's Browns radio hits ended after sports betting. He will not be doing todays radio program.
Bernie Kosar has been fired by the Cleveland Browns.
Washington Commanders are upset with Scott Turner's play-calling. They lost to the Browns in the season finale.
Bernie Kosar has been cut from the Browns' team after he placed a $19,000 bet on the team to beat the Steelers. Sports wagering is legal in Ohio.
Place a $1,500 wager on Browns-Steelers or any other NFL Week 18 game.
Caesars Sportsbook offers a $1,250 bet on Browns vs. Steelers.
Jadeveon Clowney was sent home by the Cleveland Browns on Friday. He had criticized the coaching staff and said he's "95 percent sure" he won't be back with the team next season.
Ohio can gamble legally. The Browns are out of the playoffs.
The 2023 NFL Draft will provide opportunities for the Cleveland Browns to target weapons that could help them transition as they see fit.
Cleveland Browns travel to Pittsburgh Steelers to play AFC North rivals.
Pittsburgh is favored to beat Cleveland.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line has been playing well recently. The team is 8-8 and has a shot to win on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Damar Hamlin is awake and using written communication. The Browns are preparing for the Steelers on Sunday afternoon.
Pittsburgh Steelers play against Cleveland Browns on Friday.
Cleveland Browns fans wake up to the dysfunction and chaos they've grown used to over the last 23 years.
Cleveland has had a weird season.
The Cleveland Browns have had a disappointing season. Jadeveon Clowney has been disappointed.
The Cleveland Browns play their final game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18.
Browns vs. Steelers is an NFL game in Week 18.
Cleveland Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale.
Pittsburgh Steelers have never had a losing season under head coach Mike Tomlin. The Steelers (8-8) earn a wild card spot for a third straight year if they beat the visiting Browns (6-9) on Sunday.
Jadeveon Clowney wants to leave the Browns because he wants a new contract.
Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns play each other twice every season. The game in Pittsburgh is big for the home team.
There is a $200 payout for a touchdown on the money-line on Browns vs. Steelers.
The Steelers and Browns are playing on Sunday.
Pittsburgh Steelers have won five of their last six games. They need to beat the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to have a realistic shot at the postseason.
The Steelers are still in the hunt for the playoffs. The Browns are playing consecutive road games.
The Cleveland Browns can eliminate the Washington Commanders from playoff contention if they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 18 on the road.
Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cleveland Browns at Acrisure Stadium on Sunday.
Pittsburgh has covered five of its past six games. Cleveland has gone under the total in six straight games, including all five starts by Deshaun Watson.
RotoBallers have their betting picks for the Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers for Sunday, January 8th, 2023.
The Steelers and Browns are going to play each other in the regular season finale in Week 18. The last time the two AFC North rivals played eachother was in week 3 on Thursday Night Football.
Cleveland Browns fans' confidence in their team has increased since their loss to the New Orleans Saints. The team beat the Washington Commanders 24-10 on Sunday.
The Cleveland Browns could target the defensive players in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Wentz is coming off a disappointing performance in a loss to the Cleveland Browns. Wentz has just 11 touchdowns to nine interceptions on the year.
The Cleveland Browns are looking at a shakeup in 2023. Many players with expiring contracts are going to be let go.
Barry McBride is a publisher and webdork. He is not happy with the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns and Commanders are playing at FedEx Field. New BetMGM Ohio customers need one touchdown from either team to get a significant bonus.
Cleveland Browns vs Washington Commanders is a game from the American Football Conference.
The NFL season is coming to an end. The Browns and Commanders are playing a must-win game in Week 17.
Washington Commanders are chasing the NFC's final playoff berth. They play the Cleveland Browns in Week 17.
The Cleveland Browns take on the Washington Commanders in NFL Week 17.
Just four teams have never won on Thanksgiving: The Cleveland Browns (now 0-3 in franchise history), Cincinnati Bengals (0-1) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1) remain winless on Thanksgiving through 2021, while and the Jacksonville Jaguars have never played on the holiday.
Jim Schwartz was hired as the next Defensive Coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He is the Senior Defensive Assistant for Tennessee Titans. The Titans' defense was terrible last season. Dean Pees retired because Mike Vrabel called plays in the AFC Championship Game. Dean Peese will return to the NFL in 2021.
Jim Schwartz has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He replaces Joe Woods, who was fired recently. Schwartz was a personal scout under Bill Belichick from 1993-1995. The 56-year-old was the defensive coach for Tennessee Titans for 8 seasons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to Dallas Cowboys last night. The team won the NFC South this season despite having a lot of talented players. Tom Brady, in his 40s, was the team's quarterback.
Jim Schwartz will be the next defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He has 14 years of experience as a defensive assistant and head coach. The Browns parted ways with defensive coach Joe Woods on January 9. Cleveland allowed 22.0 points per game this season. It also allowed the eighth-most rushing yards per games and the fifth-fewest passing yards.
Jim Schwartz will be hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. Brian Flores will not be the next defensive coach for them. Flores is interested in the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job. He has an interview for a vacant defensive assistant position at the Falcons. The Steelers will keep Flores for now. The Browns will need to adjust their defensive scheme to suit Schwartz. They will replace Joe Woods as defensive head coach. Schwartz won the 2017 Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cleveland Browns will have to wait until next season for their next opportunity to make the playoffs. The team has been working on hiring their defensive coordinator.
Jim Schwartz has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. He was interviewed three years ago when Freddie Kitchens was the head coach. The current Browns defense has many holes in it due to upcoming free agents. They will need to invest in the defense in free agency.
The Cleveland Browns are headed into the offseason after a disappointing 7-10 season. They have plenty of holes to fill on their roster and almost no cap space to use. Here are three under-the-radar names the Browns should pursue.
The Cleveland Browns finished 7-10 last season. They went 11-5 under Kevin Stefanski the previous season and made the playoffs. The team has invested a lot in players like Deshaun Watson, Nick Chubb, Myles Garrett, and Amari Cooper. With no first-round picks in the next two seasons and some massive contracts, the front office needs to make some bold moves.
Did the AFL/NFL merger kill the Cleveland Browns? Like the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Browns may trace their history back to days when the NFL was not a unilateral power among football associations. Even more so that the Lions, the Browns were nearly perpetually a powerhouse until 1970. And like the Lions, the Browns are just one of four teams that has never played in a Super Bowl (the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texas, born in 1995 and 2002, respectively).
So yes, only the sexagenarians and the well-versed in NFL history can truly recall a dominant Cleveland Browns team. Read solely from the webpages of history, the story of the Browns is truly a tale of two teams.
Cleveland was granted a team in the newly-formed All-American Football Conference in 1946 and originally was to be known as the Panthers. However, a semipro team claimed rights to the name, and the team was named for head coach Paul Brown, who’d been wooed over from the insanely popular Ohio State program.
The AAFC lasted but four seasons, and the Browns were the dictionary definition of dominant, going 51-4-3 including four consecutive championship game wins; their sole losses had come against the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Dons, and along with the 49ers and Baltimore Colts, the Browns were subsumed by the NFL for the 1950 season. There, the winning continued: In their first six NFL seasons, the Browns were 3-3 in championship games and completing the 10-peat of championship appearances. The Browns added another title game appearance in ’57.
Also of note in 1957: The rookie season of Jim Brown, quite possibly the greatest ever to play the game and inarguably the greatest Cleveland Browns player ever. Brown stayed around through the 60s, when the team enjoyed a decade of winning seasons, five playoff appearances and one more NFL championship. Through the 1969, the Browns cumulative all-time win-loss record was 280-74-11, a crazy .782 winning percentage.
After the merger of AFL and NFL, however, the expressions “Cleveland Browns” and “winning season” have usually been mutually exclusive. The Browns have made the playoffs just 11 times in the 48 seasons starting in 1970, and five of these came in the five-year span of 1985 to ’89; those were the years of Bernie Kosar at QB and (mostly) Marty Schottenheimer as head coach. Yet even in what may be considered the golden age of modern-era Cleveland Browns ball, the late 80s Browns are today mostly known for The Fumble of Earnest Byner and as victims in The Drive by John Elway.
In the 1990s, things got worse. Browns fans suffered the ignominy of a Seattle Supersonics-like move that temporarily deprived one of America’s football-maddest cities (You don’t have to be crazy to be a Browns fan, but it definitely helps) of their beloved team as a sop to the city of Baltimore. Cleveland was re-granted the Browns franchise for the 1999 season and, um, the highlights have come few and far between since then.
In fact, the team in the 21st century have become instant trivia fodder, as in “Which four NFL teams have never played in a Super Bowl?” and “Which was the first AFC team to post an 0-16 record?”
Since the turn of the century, the Browns have managed just two playoff appearances, going just 1-2 SU – but 3-0 ATS! Sadly, these games remain the highwater mark for both Cleveland fans and NFL bettors. From the merger through 2021, the Browns are a cumulative 261-446-3 for a winning percentage of .370, or an average season of just under 6-10. This would also give post-merger Cleveland the worst win-loss record among NFL teams by more than 30 points over current cumulative leader, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Yeesh…
Let’s not mince words here: Since the AFL-NFL merger, the Cleveland Browns have traditionally been one of the league’s laughingstocks. Perpetually an underdog come playoff time, about the sole bright spot on the Browns from an NFL bettor’s perspective is that they tend to cover with the points – on the rare occasions they make the postseason, that is…