The Cleveland Browns were blown out this week in the home finale versus in-state rival Cincinnati Bengals, 30-0. The team was completely outplayed by the Bengals in all phases of the game. The offense was shutdown, unable to score and even move the ball. But the real surprise was the fall of the Browns’ defense.
The Cleveland Browns were embarrassed in their second meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnny Manziel was only one component to that as the Browns defense gave up rushing yards in embarrassing bunches. The Browns failed in pretty much every phase of the game and from the very beginning. The Bengals punched first and that was
It’s the saddest walk in America. If you’ve trod that ground yourself, you already know what I’m talking about. It’s the walk back to the City of Cleveland Municipal Parking Lot from FirstEnergy Stadium after a Cleveland Browns loss. It’s a walk of silence, of disappointment, of introspection. It’s nothing like the walk to the
The Cleveland Browns are having a miserable day on the lakefront today as they trail the Bengals big in the first half, 17-0. That doesn’t mean that opposing teams can walk all over Cleveland Browns fans. After one rushing touchdown, Bengals running back Jeremy Hill attempted to jump into the stands to say hello to
Being an NFL fan today requires you to learn about television contracts. The usual setup where NFC teams are featured on FOX and AFC teams are on CBS is being thrown for a loop as FOX has started “flexing” games involving two AFC teams onto its network. They did it last week with the Browns-Colts
It’s finally time for Johnny Manziel to take over as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. Browns fans are clearly excited for the Johnny Football era in Cleveland, at least according to prices on the secondary market. After Manziel was announced as the starter just after noon eastern, the price of Browns tickets skyrocketed
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.