The Cleveland Browns are in first place after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on national television last Thursday. The Browns completely dominated the Bengals, beating them 24-3. Their defense played in what may have very well been their best game of the season, forcing four Cincinnati turnovers. The unit was able to hold the Bengals’ offense
In the three games prior the Cleveland Browns’ 24-3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the running game, averaging 1.9 yards per carry, looked to be in shambles. The injury center Alex Mack left journeymen Paul McQuistan and, most recently, Nick McDonald to replace an All-Pro. On Thursday, before the Bengals game, I wrote about the issues
The Cleveland Browns are in first place in the AFC North! Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time to rain on everyone’s parade with the impending free agency of quarterback Brian Hoyer. Much has been made of his contract and what the Browns should do. I break it all down with Andre Knott
NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports today that while the Browns haven’t discussed a contract recently, Brian Hoyer will be thinking about Andy Dalton’s contract if and when talks resume. The Cleveland native would love to stay there, all things being equal, but rather than sign a deal for backup money before the season, when
At the end of the Cleveland Browns’ pre-game meeting at their Cincinnati hotel, defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil asked strong safety and Cleveland native Donte Whitner to address the team. According to Akron Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour, Whitner delivered a revealing speech that struck a chord with his teammates, inspiring them prior to their Thursday night game against the Bengals.
Sometimes, the world is a beautiful place in which everything comes together perfectly. Sometimes, one moment captures the quintessence of a larger event. Sometimes, one play is a microcosm of a whole football game. Sometimes, that game is a 24-3 Cleveland Browns victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. This was the case last night, and poor Bengals head
NFL pregame shows are the best, aren’t they? You have a handful of broadcast personalities surrounded by a bunch of former players, executives and coaches in oversized topcoats, discussing a game that’s about to take place though readily admitting that they have yet to watch a specific team play. Not long before former NFL quarterback
Jeremy Hill may sound crazy, but at least he’s standing firm.
The Cleveland Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals in convincing fashion, on the road, as an underdog and in their division. The Cleveland Browns are 6-3. They are three games over .500 and have won four of the last five. The Browns won the game, 24-3, and did so from wire to wire, starting as fast as any
Do you ever really know a referendum until after it’s over? I was pretty adamant that I didn’t think the Browns’ loss to Jacksonville was a referendum on the team and what they are. Regardless, according to Ian Rapoport, one of his sources within the Browns’ organization thinks the Bengals game is just that. Appearing
One of the big reasons the Browns went out and got a guy like Donte Whitner was to be a veteran presence as well as an experienced, talented safety. Part of that job is having proper perspective in the locker room and on the heels of Greg Little’s immature revenge fantasies, Whitner proved once again
Who ordered the vanilla shake?
We all suspected this as a likely outcome after the hit Jordan Cameron took last week that knocked him out of the game. We all suspected it after counting them up and realizing this is Jordan Cameron’s third concussion in the past two seasons. This is where things start to get scary in and around
This should be fun.
So, about all of that matched-offer-Julian-Edelman stuff.. Cincinnati wide receiver Andrew Hawkins officially signed the offer sheet proposed to him by the Cleveland Browns, and now it appears the Bengals will not match within their allotted time. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the offer is a four-year deal worth $13.6 million in total—more
(Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bengals plan on matching the Browns’ offer. Given the $5.3 million guaranteed in the deal and the Bengals depth chart at wideout, the move is considered a surprise by many who cover the league.) On the first day of free agency the Browns were busy replacing a pair
Chris Pokorny and our friends over at Dawgs By Nature have done some math and determined that the Browns should have somewhere north of $45 million available in cap space for the upcoming off-season. We all knew it would be a great deal of money, so it’s not a surprise, but even more than last
Dave Bryan from Steelers Depot (@SteelersDepot) is one of the best podcast guests we have. He’s super knowledgable, and is always great at breaking down what’s happening without the rose-colored glasses. Dave Bryan and not being a homer for the Steelers Is there ever a justification for firing a coach after one year? Brian Hoyer
The Minnesota Vikings have hired Mike Zimmer as their new head coach, leaving the Cleveland Browns as the only head coaching vacancy in the NFL. Zimmer, 57, is the six-year Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator. He also spent seven years as the coordinator in Dallas and one in Atlanta. He previously has 15 years of college
I have no doubt that on Sunday the Cleveland Browns players will be trying to win as they’re somewhere near a touchdown underdog on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don’t believe that players and coaches involved in an NFL schedule think about the NFL draft or anything other than doing their jobs and