Don’t Believe in the Cleveland Browns

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I blamed CBS. Well, mostly. I couldn’t solely blame the multi-billion dollar corporation, one-stop center for television programming for the elderly, and purveyor of such classic sitcoms as Everybody Loves Raymond, Two and a Half Men, and The Big Bang Theory.1 I couldn’t even blame Steve Beuerlein. It was more the fault of the universal


NFL News: Steelers might lose draft pick for Mike Tomlin incident

The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing fines and could lose a draft pick after coach Mike Tomlin’s balancing act on the sidelines on Thursday, reports CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. According to a league source, there likely will be stiff financial penalties, regardless of the coach’s intent, based on past disciplines for similar incidents. The team


Cleveland Browns don’t get a second chance at a first impression


I really wonder how much of Joe Banner’s legendary arrogance is dripping over in Berea right now. We’ve all heard the stories from Philly about power struggles and ego that I don’t think it’s much of a stretch to assume the Browns are operating with a fair amount of arrogance, do you? How else can


Fun with Numbers: Browns-Ravens edition

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Before the Browns host the Ravens today for a special 4 p.m. game at FirstEnergy Stadium, I did some research to share some fascinating numerical tidbits for you today. You can check back to Oct. 5 for the last time I did this feature. 2,178 – Number of days since Cleveland last defeated Baltimore in


The Browns are 3-2; Should we be surprised?


Through five weeks the Browns are 3-2, tied for first place, and barking is prevalent along the shores of Lake Erie. Sitting next to a Ravens fan on my flight last Sunday night after their win over the Dolphins, I kindly welcomed him along side us into first place — a position us Browns fans


Browns safety T.J. Ward: ‘We’re a reflection of Coach Chud’

“Our attitude is we’re happy that things are going the way they are, but we’re in no way settling into what we’re doing right now. We’ll continue to work hard. We have that drive for greatness, that drive for betterment every week. We have a group of hard workers, determined, persistent players, and I think


Fun with Numbers: Browns stats as they improve to 3-2

It sure is fun to have a win in the books before Sunday. The Browns managed to do that with their back-and-forth dramatic victory on Thursday night, despite losing resurgent quarterback Brian Hoyer for the season. As we look back at how the Browns are suddenly on top of the AFC North Division – yes,


Week 2: Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens open thread


Over the last four seasons, no 0-2 team in the NFL has eventually made the playoffs. This afternoon, the Browns head off to Baltimore to see which AFC North team will fall to the basement of the division in the early part of the 2013 season. The Ravens will be passing out their Super Bowl


Résumé stuffer, Shayne Graham, signs with the Steelers

Shaun Suisham hurt his hamstring this weekend playing in a Steelers loss. As a result, the Steelers have turned to recent Cleveland Browns cast-off Shayne Graham to come in for at least a little while. The Steelers are the 14th different team that has employed the well-traveled Graham at one point or another over the


The Diff: Kickers, running efficiency and the AFC North

The Diff

The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about Chris Perez’s future in Cleveland, stealing off my colleague Jon. Now, I’m sharing some NFL stats as the season begins tonight. Billy Cundiff as a solid kicker


Vegas has Browns at 5 to 1 odds to win division; Too high or too low?

"Back-handed? Really?"

Less than a week before all is right with the world and the NFL kicks off, the odds makers at Bovada have the Browns at 5 to 1 to win the AFC North. The Browns have the worst odds of any team in the division with Bengals (+180), Steelers (+210), and Ravens (+225) bunched towards


Predict the Cleveland Browns win / loss record for 2013

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Pete Prisco thinks the Browns will go 4-12. So while I don’t love the exercise of going through and putting Ws and Ls across the schedule, maybe if we all do it together it will mean something. Put your most realistic soundtrack on in the background and let us know what you think the Browns


Marvin Lewis: Chudzinski inheriting a better football team

Offseason division gesturing is a common thing in the NFL world, especially in the vaunted AFC North that has won several championships and placed at least two playoff teams for most of the last decade. Because of that, it was a bit of a surprise to see Marvin Lewis’ comments about the Browns and Rob


Ravens fire OC Cam Cameron

The Baltimore Ravens fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday, a day after Baltimore’s overtime loss at Washington. Cameron joined the Ravens in 2008 and in his time as offensive coordinator the Ravens offense has finished no worse than 16th in the league. The Ravens offense is currently ranked 9th. Cameron will be replaced by former Colts’


Browns Open Thread: Week 6 vs. Bengals


The Browns (0-5) look to collect their first win of the season today as they host divisional rival Cincinnati (3-2). While the Bengals haven’t been that bullet-proof this season, this looks like a stretch based on their dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball. Follow along with all of the action here at WFNY.


While We’re Waiting … Browns Hope for First Win, Dion Waiters’ Improvement, Ubaldo Jimenez’s 2012


While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at I sensationally agree with all of these points about the Brownies: “So the Browns keep losing. The Cincinnati Bengals are coming up in Week


PFT Puts Browns Dead Last in Initial Power Rankings

Pre-season power rankings aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Much like initial draft grades, they’re an excuse to talk about things, but rarely do they have much validity as the first few names are populating IR lists in fantasy football. Be that as it may, the Browns have been placed dead last on PFT’s


AFC North: Terrell Suggs might have a torn achilles tendon

One of the most talented players in the AFC North might not be taking the field for the vaunted Ravens defense this year if recent reports are true. According to Pro Football Talk, Ravens all-world linebacker Terrell Suggs might have a torn achilles. A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Ravens


2012 Cleveland Browns Schedule Released (For Real)

The official NFL 2012 schedule was released Tuesday evening with great ceremony and fanfare, but once again the Browns will not play a primetime game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. All eight home games are scheduled for  Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm EST. Pat Shurmur and company face one of the league’s hardest schedules, with eight