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The Browns may not be one of the elite teams in the NFL. They are certainly one of the most dramatic.
Cleveland's 14-10 win on Sunday came down to the final snap and wasn't decided until a pass by the Jaguars fell incomplete in the Browns' end zone. As the last seconds unfolded, several players couldn't watch while others closed their eyes and prayed. First-year coach Pat Shurmur said he prayed before the game and the ''Hail Mary's held up.''
It was the second straight week the Browns have gone down to the wire, and it was the team's 48th game decided by four points or less since 2002 - the last time Cleveland made the playoffs.
Offensive tackle Tony Pashos said he ''likes suspense, but not this much.''
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BEREA, OhioDespite scoring two touchdowns and getting the win over the Jaguars, Pat Shurmur said he's seeing improvement in the offense, in general.
"Generally, we were pretty efficient," Shurmur said. "I thought the line played very well together. It was one of their best games. I think Shawn Lauvao played one of his best games and Tony Pashos did too. I thought...
The Cleveland Browns are about to find out how they rate in the tough-from-top-to-bottom AFC North.
Over the next six weeks, the Browns will play five games in their division, starting with this Sunday's game at Cincinnati. They'll follow that with two games each in December against Baltimore and Pittsburgh, the North's resident bullies. Only a game at Arizona on Dec...
“[Colt] reconfirmed for me that he’s a tough guy and he’s a battler … It feels to me like he’s not reeling as much.” – Pat Shurmur
“Our offensive coordinator calls the plays. I can’t speak to his thinking.” – Jack Del Rio
“It changes the whole attitude, gives you a new energy, makes you excited to go back to work.” – Joe Haden
Pat Shurmur saw an "efficient" performance by Browns offense Sunday.
Cleveland Browns Colt McCoy, Josh Cribbs, Montario Hardesty and head coach Pat Shurmur talked with the media following practice on Wednesday about the five AFC North Division games they play in the next six weeks. The streak begins Sunday with the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati.