November 26, 2014

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Browns: Defense rises to the occasion

Derek Carr, Paul Kruger

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ offense scored two late touchdowns to secure a 23-13 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but it was Cleveland’s defense that undoubtedly delivered the win. Much maligned after an embarrassing defeat last week to winless Jacksonville, the Browns’ bounced back in dominating fashion, defensively, shutting down Oakland for nearly the entire Read More…

Browns 23, Raiders 13: Cleveland gets back to winning ways, pulls away from winless Oakland

Donte Whitner, Darren McFadden

CLEVELAND — When the Browns broke their seven-quarter touchdown drought Sunday with a 4-yard pass to Andrew Hawkins, quarterback Brian Hoyer immediately went to celebrate with – and thank — the parties responsible. He made a beeline to the bench with 14:17 left in the fourth quarter to find strong safety Donte Whitner and cornerback Read More…

Emphasis on game changes Cameron’s role

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron’s statistics are eye-popping, just as they were last season. The reason his numbers are notable, however, is very different. Cameron has played a miniscule role in Cleveland’s new-look offense, managing just 10 receptions for 210 yards through six games. One year ago, the Read More…

Browns: Kyle Shanahan expects offense to improve vs. Oakland

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BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan believes there is nowhere to go but up following a dismal performance Sunday in Jacksonville. Cleveland only managed two field goals and 266 total yards — both season lows — in a 24-6 loss to the Jaguars at EverBank Field. “I don’t think there was one position that Read More…

Browns run defense continues to struggle, as coaches, players continue to look for solutions

Denard Robinson, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen

BEREA — The Browns have had a lot of awful run defenses since 1999. The current edition fits right in. Through six games, the Browns rank last in the NFL with 155.5 rushing yards allowed per game. If the season ended at that number, it would be the most allowed by the Browns since 2000 Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer ‘angry’ over performance, but confidence isn’t shaken

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s poor performance in the 24-6 loss to Jacksonville left him angrier than he’d ever been. The emotion lingered until he got back on the field Wednesday for practice. “Of all the games I’ve ever played, that’s the worst I’ve ever felt after one and it’s something you have to deal with Read More…

Browns Notes: CB K’Waun Williams hopes to share field with childhood idol Charles Woodson

K'Waun Williams

BEREA — Nickelback K’Waun Williams was back practicing Wednesday after missing a week with a concussion, said he did “pretty much everything” and declared himself ready to return Sunday against Oakland. “If the coaches feel confident to put me in, I’m here,” he said. “I’m back. I’m clear, so I’m ready.” Williams, an undrafted rookie, Read More…

Scott Petrak: Bad loss to Jaguars doesn’t mean season is over

Brian Hoyer, Telvin Smith

A modest two-game winning streak ended Sunday in Jacksonville. The season didn’t. As pathetic and dismaying as the Browns’ 24-6 loss was, it was only one game. It doesn’t erase the impressive win over Pittsburgh seven days earlier — or quarterback Brian Hoyer’s eight previous starts. The Browns are 3-3 — a lot better than many Read More…

Browns Notes: Running game lacks rhythm

Johnathan Cyprien, Ben Tate

BEREA — The Browns are the only NFL team to have three players with 200-plus rushing yards on the season. None of them, however, were effective Sunday in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Starter Ben Tate gained a team-high 36 yards on 16 carries, undrafted rookie Isaiah Crowell had 18 on seven attempts, and Read More…

Browns lament loss to Jaguars, try to move on quickly

Brian Hoyer, John Greco, Paul McQuistan

BEREA — The disappointment hadn’t dissipated by Monday afternoon. The Browns (3-3) squandered an opportunity for a three-game winning streak, playing easily their worst game of the season in a 24-6 loss to previously winless Jacksonville. Their first two losses came on field goals on the final play. This one stung because the performance was Read More…