Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 13: Sheldon Brown #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates his interception against the New England Patriots with teammate Chris Clemons #91 on August 13, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI -- The Cleveland Browns had a good defensive game in the opener -- and lost. Then they had a good offensive game in the second week -- and lost. Which brings up the question: Is a loss easier to take when the losing team looks good? Or are the Browns, at this point of a season, playing just well enough to lose? Sunday in Cincinnati, the Browns got record-breaking rookie performances from their rookie running back and quarterback -- and lost. Big plays and a dismal day in the secondary doomed Cleveland as the Bengals outscored them 34-27. Somewhere Joe Haden was watching, and you just wonder if whatever he did that led to his four-game suspension was worth it. Because though the Browns tried to minimize it, Haden's absence made a huge difference in the secondary. "He's tough to replace," said linebacker Scott Fujita. "Everyone has to step up though." But missing the team's best cover corner took a large toll -- not so much with the next guy up but with the guys aft...
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