Posted November 19, 2012 on
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Browns coach Pat Shurmur sounds like a broken record when he talks about his team's broken record.
Once again, Cleveland came up short on Sunday in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys, who overcame a 13-point deficit by exploiting the Browns' injury-riddled secondary and taking advantage of 12 penalties, It's a familiar story for the Browns (2-8), who have lost five games by seven points or less this season and lead the NFL with 18 such defeats since 2010.
Shurmur preaches the importance of ''finishing'' to his players on a daily basis and believes his team is getting closer to winning tight games. He doesn't think his young team has gotten discouraged by the losing.
Rookie linebacker James-Michael Johnson says the losses are frustrating but is confident ''we are going to win one day.''
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T.J. Ward was flagged for 15 costly yards when he hit Kevin Ogletree (and Buster Skrine) on a pass attempt. Here’s another look at it in case you missed it. We’ll have a complete discussion on the rules and whether or not this was a legitimate flag tomorrow morning.
Related: Browns blow 13-0 halftime lead; lose 23-20 in overtime
Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
It really does boggle the mind why we keep coming back for more torture…
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Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for Sunday's game against Dallas with an abdominal injury sustained in practice last week.
Haden is a key piece of a defense that is tied for sixth in the NFL with 10 interceptions. Second-year player Buster Skrine will start opposite Sheldon Brown.
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Free agents playing for contracts- “Based on the fact that Jackson has been inactive all season, I don’t think he would want to return to Cleveland, I wouldn’t blame...
The Browns should smack this Batch up
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