Posted December 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer The Browns are still mathematically alive in the AFC playoff hunt. It's a long shot, but they haven't been eliminated with three games remaining. And with every win, Pat Shurmur's odds of returning as Cleveland's coach improve. With his team riding a three-game winning streak - the Browns' longest since 2009 - Shurmur feels good about the progress of his young team, which is finally showing an ability to finish games after so many close losses earlier this season. But despite the good vibes emanating from one of the NFL's youngest teams, there remains uncertainty about the future. Swirling around Shurmur are rumors and reports, one on the weekend involving Alabama coach Nick Saban, that the Browns intend to make a coaching change. The clock seems to be ticking on Shurmur, who insists he's not focused on anything but getting his team ready to play their next game. ''Listen, I'm not worried about any of that,'' Shurm...
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