Found September 17, 2012 on Football Nation:
It's another gloomy day in Cleveland. After Sunday's road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Browns drop to 0-2 on the year.For most teams in the NFL, this wouldn't be any reason to press the panic button and jump ship.But the Browns have now lost their last eight contests, dating back to November of last year when they won a nail-biter over the Jacksonville Jaguars. I propose a simple formula: in order to win games, quarterback Brandon Weeden needs to throw for 322 yards and 2 TDs, tailback Trent Richardson must rack up 145 yards of total offense, and the team has to score 27 points.But wait a second. The Browns did all that and more yesterday, yet still managed to leave Paul Brown Stadium with the short end of the stick.Who's to blame for this? What's the cause of such misfortune?It must be a curse. After all, Cleveland sports enthusiasts are more inclined to believe in spiritual superstitions than any other city's fans in professional sports. Th...
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