Cleveland Browns Film Room: How the defense has improved

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The Cleveland Browns are 4-3 on the year after beating the Oakland Raiders 23-13 on Sunday. The game was a close match throughout with the Browns able to push away in the fourth quarter. The Browns have struggled on offense over the past few weeks, but in the wake of these struggles the Browns defense has

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Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders: Behind the Box Score

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The Cleveland Browns rebounded from their sleepwalk in Jacksonville to knock off the Raiders 23-13 at home on Sunday. The game was a bore through the first three quarters as the teams traded punts and field goals, but Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins in the end zone late in the third quarter to wake up FirstEnergy Stadium and

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Defending the Cleveland Browns against uniform cheap shots

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Last week, FOX sports national posted a Buzzfeed-style flipbook of the NFL uniforms, ranking them 32-1. I was shocked to see the Cleveland Browns come up first on that list at dead last, but then again, maybe I shouldn’t be all that surprised. The Browns have had their critics in the new era of “everybody

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Cleveland Browns outlast bad Raiders team 23-13

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The Cleveland Browns offense was ugly and the defense carried the day. That’s not something we could say early on in the Browns’ season when the team was averaging more than three TDs per game on the scoreboard. Well, now the Browns can’t run the ball, have a tough time finding the end zone, and

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NFL trade deadline might be a lost cause

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You get the feeling that the NFL would love to pump up their trade deadline, but as Greg Garber points out at ESPN, reluctance rules the day. It’s the only thing in a nearly 365-day NFL year that the league hasn’t been able to turn into an event. There are some examples of deals that

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It’s not time for Johnny Manziel to take over… yet

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Despite an awful showing in Jacksonville against a really bad Jaguars team, it’s not time for Johnny Football. Brian Hoyer and the Cleveland Browns offense had a miserable day, but there’s little reason to think it would have been better with Johnny Manziel under center. His mobility might have helped at times, but it’s silly

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Browns play down to competition, lose to Jags 24-6

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This is not one of those games that defines the ceiling of this Cleveland Browns team. It defines where they are in their development — and that’s not nearly as far developed as they want to be — but it doesn’t define their ceiling. This team can be a good one, but they’re not experienced

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Browns Week 6 Review: Four Thoughts on the Offense

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It’s hard to act like you’ve been there before when the the Pittsburgh Steelers have won 18 of the last 19 matchups. But, with this win over the Steelers, the Cleveland Browns are once again over .500. And with the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the upcoming three opponents, the immediate

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Week 6 Film Room: The Defense

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The Cleveland Browns played their best game of the season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The team played a complete game on both sides of the ball and won 31-10. The defense finally looked like the defense that most people expected before the season. They allowed only 10 points on the day and the

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