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…
The Jacksonville Jaguars lost 24-13 to the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field on Friday night. The starters got off to a 13-0 lead before being pulled after three drives.
The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Cleveland Browns on Friday night. Three former Clemson Tigers took part in the game.
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Deshaun Watson apologized before his preseason debut with the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars played their first and second preseason games on Friday evening.
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Cleveland Browns will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in their preseason opener on Friday night. Deshaun Watson will make his unofficial debut with the team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field on August 12 at 7 pm ET.
Jacksonville Jaguars are playing their second preseason game in eight days on Friday night. They are taking on the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field.
Deshaun Watson will start for the Cleveland Browns against the Jacksonville Jaguars tonight. Watson is serving a six-game suspension for sexual assault.
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The Cleveland Browns take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first game of the season.
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Deshaun Watson is suspended for six games. He cannot play in the Browns' game against the Carolina Panthers.
Kareem Hunt has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns.
Kareem Hunt is trying to get to a new team in 2022. The Browns are reportedly denying his request.
Kareem Hunt wants to be traded from the Cleveland Browns. The 27-year-old is entering the last year of his contract and wants a new deal and a bigger role in the offense.
The Cleveland Browns are making a case as the NFL's best preseason team.
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Kareem Hunt has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns. The team has let him know they won't be trading him.
The Cleveland Browns kick off the preseason on Friday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team is still waiting for the outcome of the Deshaun Watson suspension.
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Kareem Hunt has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns. He is still waiting for a new contract.
Kareem Hunt wants to be traded from the Cleveland Browns.
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Deshaun Watson was traded to the Cleveland Browns after more than twenty sexual assault allegations were brought against him. He was also given a $230 million contract extension.
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Peter C. Harvey will hear the appeal of the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The last team to finish winless in the regular season was the Cleveland Browns in 2017. There has only been one 17 game regular-season in history.
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The NFL appealed the six-game suspension for Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson.
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The NFL appealed the 6-game suspension of Cleveland Browns Quarterback Deshaun Watson for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Austin Hooper has been quiet at training camp so far. He has played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Cleveland Browns.
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Takkarist McKinley visited with club officials on Saturday. He played 11 games for Cleveland last season but his season was cut short with an Achilles tendon injury.
The Cleveland Browns have started training camp. The team is preparing for the 2023 NFL Mock Draft.
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The first day of training camp for the Cleveland Browns kicked off on Wednesday.
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Josh Rosen has been signed by the Browns as a potential backup to Jacoby Brissett.
Josh Rosen was signed by the Cleveland Browns on Friday. The team is awaiting the pending suspension of Deshaun Watson.
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Perrion Winfrey is the final of the Cleveland Browns' nine 2022 draft picks to sign.
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Since the resurrection of the Cleveland Browns franchise in 1999, the AAFCers have played the Cincinnati Bengals some 45 times. The Bengals lead in the battle of Ohio by a goodly margin of 27-18 SU and 25-20 ATS. And if you think the tide is turning, you’d better reconsider: The Browns are a “run” of 1-3 SU/ATS, 2-8 SU/ATS or 3-14 SU/5-12 ATS against Cincinnati, depending how far back you’d like to go…
Jacksonville Jaguars lost 24-13 to the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field on Friday night. The starters got off to a 13-0 lead before being pulled after three drives. Trevor Lawrence was mostly solid for the Jaguars, but he missed a couple of passes. He finished the night 6-of-12 for 95 yards with a passer rating of 104.5. The team averaged 5.7 yards per play. It was the second preseason game for Jacksonville. Doug Pederson's team is going to play the next week of camp. They play against the New York Jets.
Deshaun Watson started for the Browns against the Jaguars on Friday night. Mary Kay Cabot, Ashley Bastock and Dan Labbe discuss his performance. They also discuss the pregame interview he did. They discuss someone who stood out and ask if the team should bring back JC Tretter if Nick Harris is out for a significant amount of time.
Deshaun Watson apologizes to women he has hurt. He was accused by two dozen women of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions. The Cleveland Browns beat Jacksonville 24-13 in their preseason opener. Watson completed 1 of 5 passes for 7 yards. It was his first game action since Jan. 3, 2021, with Houston. Starting center Nick Harris went down with a knee injury. The NFL is appealing Sue L. Robinson's six-game suspension. She ruled that Watson should be suspended. His team declined to make him available after the game. They were playing without Amari Cooper, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Joel Bitonio.
The Jaguars lost 24-13 to the Cleveland Browns in the team's preseason game. It was the first time the Jaguars' first-team offense and several of the defenders played together in a game situation. Deshaun Watson made his Cleveland debut and played in his first game since Week 17 during the 2020 regular season with the Houston Texans.
Deshaun Watson apologizes to the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct during massage sessions. He was suspended for six games by the NFL last week. The NFL has appealed the suspension. The appeal will be heard by Peter C. Harvey. Watson is waiting to hear if he will get a longer suspension from the league. 25 women have filed civil lawsuits against Watson. They accuse him in sexual encounters from March 2020 to March 2021. In his only two interviews with reporters since joining the Browns, Watson said he had no regrets about his actions. On Friday, he said in an interview on the pregame show that he regrets some of the decisions he made in his life.
Cleveland selected Jerome Ford in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on April 30. Ford played in his first pro game on Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He scored a touchdown on a 3-yard run. As a freshman at Alabama, Ford was behind Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs, Najee Harris and Brian Robinson Jr. and was redshirted after four games. After the 2019 season, he transferred to Cincinnati and ran for 1,319 yards and 19 touchdowns on 215 carries and caught 21 passes for 220 yards.
Jacksonville Jaguars host the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on August 12 at 7 pm ET. Deshaun Watson will start for the Browns in his first game back since 2020. Watson is suspended for six regular season games. The Jaguars finished the 2021 season with the NFL's worst record. They have a slight betting advantage. The best ways to watch the game are live streaming and watching it on a mobile device.
The Cleveland Browns face the Jacksonville Jaguars in a preseason game on August 12, 2022 (8/12/22) at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Local fans can watch the game for free via a trial of DirecTV Stream. Fans in neither market can use NFL+, which carries every out-of-market preseason match.
The 2022 NFL preseason continues tonight with the Cleveland Browns taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Stadium. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. PT/7 p p.,m ET. The game is streaming on NFL Plus.
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…