Category Archives: game notes

End-of-half disaster dooms Browns against Ravens

The 2019 Cleveland Browns mismanaged the end of the first half and ultimately cost themselves the game. Sound familiar? The exact same thing happened in Week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks. Turns out head coach Freddie Kitchens didn’t learn his lesson. With five minutes remaining in the second quarter and a 6-0 lead, the Browns […]

Browns again fall flat out west

After a lackluster victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns had the chance to beat up on a lesser opponent in the Arizona Cardinals. Instead, the opposite happened. The Browns were shelled 38-24, with both sides of the ball getting dominated by Arizona. Player grades referenced are supplied by Pro Football Focus. Offense inexplicably […]

Panning for positives after a lackluster win

Last Sunday, the Cleveland Browns secured their sixth win of the season by defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 27-19. At 6-7, the team is still mathematically in the playoff hunt, although their odds are not good. A win is a win, but Cleveland’s performance was disappointing, even at this stage in the season. Overall, the team […]

Dawg Check Out: Rivalry Rematch Flattens Hopes

For the second time this season, the Cleveland Browns lost to a third-string quarterback making his first NFL start. And just like the loss in Denver, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. Cleveland isn’t mathematically eliminated from the postseason just yet, but their margin for error is now less than zero. The team’s […]

Browns inch closer to potential in win over Miami

The Cleveland Browns took care of business, winning their Week 12 match-up against the Miami Dolphins 41-24. Cleveland had been favored at home by 10.5 points. The first half was all Browns, and while the Dolphins made it a game early in the second half, Cleveland’s superior talent allowed them to pull away. Things still […]

Late-game brawl mars up-and-down Browns win

For 59 minutes and 46 seconds, the Cleveland Browns won their Thursday night showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final score was 21-7, and it was never really close. But everything changed on a meaningless 3rd and 29 with 14 seconds left. Instead of gearing up for a playoff push at 4-6, the Browns are […]

Home Win Over Bills Keeps Browns’ Sliver of Hope Alive

The season nearly, if not already, ended for the Cleveland Browns after last week’s devastating defeat in Denver. Another loss, especially to one of the two current AFC wild card teams, would have been too much to overcome. Their postseason chances are faint, but the Browns managed to stay in the hunt for at least […]

In Denver, Browns Pound Nails In Kitchens’ Coffin

The Cleveland Browns were supposed to right the ship against the Denver Broncos. The “easy” second half of Cleveland’s schedule was beginning, with pressure aplenty, most notably for head coach Freddie Kitchens. What should have been a launching point turned out to be a disaster, one that may have all but sealed the fate of […]

Browns Turn the Game Over to Seahawks

The Cleveland Browns responded to their 31-3 beatdown at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers by taking a 20-6 lead over the Seattle Seahawks by the beginning of the second quarter. But after that, Seattle outscored Cleveland 26-8, dropping the Browns to 2-4. What should have been a blowout in Cleveland’s favor turned into […]

Embarrassing: Browns weren’t ready for some football

Pathetic. That’s the only word to describe Cleveland’s Monday night performance against the San Francisco 49ers. Every single player save special-teamers Austin Seibert, Jamie Gillan, and Tavierre Thomas embarrassed themselves. It was a top-to-bottom dud for the Browns, with really no positives to glean. There was not a 28-point talent difference in the 49ers favor, […]