The Cleveland Browns (3-7, 2-3 Home) welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5, 2-2 Away) at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. ...
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|Colours:||Brown, orange & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Jim Brown, Joe DeLamielleure, Len Ford, Frank Gatski, Otto Graham, Lou Groza, Gene Hickerson, Leroy Kelly, Dante Lavelli, Mike McCormack, Bobby Mitchell, Marion Motley, Ozzie Newsome, Paul Warfield, Bill Willis & Mac Speedie|
|Hall of Fame Coaches:||Paul Brown|
|Legends:||Greg Pruitt, Mac Speedie, Dick Schafrath, Mike Pruitt, Frank Ryan, Jim Houston, Kevin Mack, Walter Johnson, John Wooten, Vince Costello, Ernie Green, Abe Gibron, Robert Jackson, Don Colo, Dick Ambrose, Bernie Parrish, Eddie Johnson & Josh Cribbs|
|Retired Numbers:||14, 32, 45, 46 & 76|
|Super Bowl Championships:||0|
It’s been 50 years and counting, that is how long the Browns faithful have been waiting for their team to reach success in the modern world of the NFL. It has also been a long and gruelling 18 years and counting since the city of Cleveland last saw their football team in the postseason, when they went down to Pittsburgh in the wildcard playoffs in 2002.
However, it wasn’t all like that, not in the early stages of Brown’s existence. The Browns were established in 1944 thanks to Cleveland businessman Arthur B. McBride who acquired the services of the franchise.
Before they began their journey in the NFL in 1950, the Browns were playing in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) for the first four years and were dominant, claiming four titles in just as many years.
That success didn’t stop when they joined the NFL as they were successful in the 50s and in the late 60s which saw them claim 11 American/Eastern conference and three NFL century division titles.
However, it was in the 50s that they really asserted themselves as they won six straight Eastern conference titles between 1950-1955, with winning their first championship in their debut NFL year, they also claimed the division title in 1957.
It took a while before the Browns reached that success again, but in 1964 the Browns claimed their maiden and only NFL championship (before it became the Super Bowl), under Blanton Collier who coached the side to a 27 point win keeping the Baltimore Colts scoreless.
The rest of the 60s were pretty bleak even though they won the conference championships in 1968 and 1969, but in both those years they lost the NFL championship. Much like the decade there wasn’t too much to cheer for in the 1970s although they did make the playoffs in 1971 and 1972 but fell in the divisional round on both occasions to Baltimore Colts in 1971 and the Miami Dolphins in 1972.
The Browns began the 80s with a bang claiming the 1980 and 1982 AFC central titles, however, they couldn’t sustain their momentum as they bundled out in the divisional round in 1980 and in the wildcard in 1982.
For the rest of the decade the Browns didn’t see any postseason action until they picked up quarterback Bernie Kosar in the 1985 draft, who would make 108 apparences, make 1853 passes completed and make 116 passing touchdowns throughout his nine years at the Browns.
Kosar sparked the Browns to be a prominent feature in postseason success since his arrival in the mid 80s. The Browns began to be successful once again claiming the AFC Central title in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1989, as they made the postseason.
They didn’t get far though, as they lost the divisional round in 1985, lost the conference championships in 1986, 1987 and 1989 and lost in the wildcard in 1988. The Browns couldn’t continue the momentum they had in the late 80s as they only made the playoffs once during the 90s.
For the first time in a long time the Browns finally made the playoffs in 1994 after finishing second in the AFC Central division with an 11-5 record, which earned themselves a wildcard playoff spot where they played New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s won the first round of the postseason defeating the Patriots but were knocked out in the divisional round where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
It would be another eight years before the Browns played in the postseason when they appeared in the wildcard playoffs in 2002, however, they went down to Pittsburgh Steelers once again.
The 2018 draft saw the Browns selected Baker Mayfield with the first overall pick, hoping the Oklahoma QB would be able to break their curse of high quarterback turnover.
Another couple of unsuccessful seasons thought many would move on from the erratic lead passer but prior to the 2020 offseason, Cleveland hired Kevin Stefanski as head coach and he connected with the playing group in a massive way. He chose a run heavy offense, relying on Nick Chubb (35th pick of the 2018 draft) and Kareem Hunt (2020 free agent).
The Browns tied their best record since the 1986 season and had their best season since returning in 1998, finishing 11-5. The Wild Card Round saw them have to travel to Pittsburgh to take on their fierce rivals, the Steelers. Cleveland went in as massive underdogs but used a 28-0 first quarter and a fierce defense to get over the line.
That was the first time that Cleveland had won in Pittsburgh in 18 years and also marked their first postseason victory since 1994.
The Divisional Round saw them face the defending champion and league leading Kansas City Chiefs. Many had the Chiefs winning in a blowout but Cleveland kept them to just 22 points, only losing by five.
Stefanski ended up winning Coach of the Year and many have high hopes and expectations for the Browns moving forward.
The Cleveland Browns had high expectations coming into 2021 and they did not live up to them at all. Now they head into the offseason surrounded by questions and will have to bounce back otherwise we may see another rebuild in the factory of sadness.
If you are a fan of the Cleveland Browns, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the Cleveland Browns have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?
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Kevin Stefanski returns for his third season at the helm of the Cleveland Browns. Through the first 35 games of his Cleveland Brown’s career he has posted a record of 20 victories and 15 losses. He is the first successful head coach Cleveland has had in some time.
He came in with a bang as he posted 11 victories in his first season and led the Browns to a playoff appearance and a playoff win. However, last season they took a step back as they barely finished above the .500 mark. Some people around Cleveland are starting to question Stefanski‘s job security depending on the results of the 2022-23 season.
The Cleveland Browns will have a new look offense heading into the season even without Deshaun Watson starting at quarterback. Jacoby Brissett looks to take the reins for the first 11 games of the year. Behind him is the always dependable Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
They will be running behind one of the best offensive lines in all of football as well. Amari Cooper takes over as the number one wide receiver after being brought in over the off-season. While rookie David Bell will look to make waves in his first season in the league, as well as newly extended tight end David Njoku and second year player Anthony Schwartz.
The Cleveland Browns defense will pretty much remains the same, as they return all pros like Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward. When you add Greg Newsome and Greedy Williams in with Ward, they create one of the best defensive backfields in all of the National Football League.
Jadeveon Clowney also returns the defensive end spot, while guys like Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah will look to make the next stride at the linebacker position. The 2022 draft pick Perrion Winfrey brings a lot of hype to the defense as well. This is expected to be one of the best units in all of the league this upcoming season.
The Cleveland Browns are certainly a tough team to judge coming into the 2022–23 National Football League season. The main question surrounding them all off-season is how they handle the pressure of having Deshaun Watson on the team and how long will Deshaun Watson be suspended for. One of those questions has been answered and Watson will miss 11 games this season and will Jacoby Brissett be able to get the job done.
Depending on who you ask that might not bode well for the Browns and Vegas doesn’t seem to think the same either, as they have them finishing around eight or nine wins. The fact of the matter is this team is a very talented group of players especially at the running back position and on defense, and if they can remain healthy then they have the opportunity to be a competitive football team even without their star quarterback this season.
The Browns have the potential to be a solid vet and when bidding individually, Nick Chubb is going to be a huge breadwinner for some people as he is expected to get a ton of touches this upcoming season with Watson out for the majority of the year.
Not only that but expect Amari Cooper to be very heavily involved with the passing offense as Brissett likes to have a guy who he can dump it off to in the middle of the field, which is a spot where David Njoku and Amari Cooper will excel the season.
A lot of the key factors for the Browns this season is fully dependent on staying healthy as their beat up offensive line pretty much limped to the barn at the end of last year. Over the last five weeks of last season, the defense greatly improved and they will be looking to keep that up heading into this year, and if they do this could they end up being a very dangerous Cleveland Browns team.
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Where do the Cleveland Browns play?
The Cleveland Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Who owns the Cleveland Browns?
Jimmy Haslam III owns the Cleveland Browns.
Has the Cleveland Browns won an NFL Super Bowl?
The Cleveland Browns have never won a Super Bowl.
Who is the Cleveland Browns coach?
Kevin Stefanski is the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Do the Cleveland Browns play tonight?
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What is the Cleveland Browns record?
The Cleveland Browns finished the 2021 season with an 8-9 record.
Did the Cleveland Browns win last night?
Fans of the Cleveland Browns are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much is the Cleveland Browns worth?
According to Forbes magazine, the Cleveland Browns are worth $2.6 billion.
Who do the Cleveland Browns play tonight?
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How to watch the Cleveland Browns?
You can watch the Chicago Bears on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone, DIRECTTV NFL Sunday Ticket and on clevelandbrowns.com. You can also stream Browns games on the Browns App, Yahoo sports app,CBS All Access, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, DIRECTTV Sunday Ticket, NFL Sunday ticket, NFL GamePass and NFL Mobile app. You can also listen to coverage on NFL GamePass, Westwood One, TuneIn and Sirius XM.
Will the Cleveland Browns make the playoffs this year?
The Cleveland Browns missed the playoffs for the first time since 2020, finishing with an 8-9 record. Their record was bad enough to finish third in the AFC North and 11th in the AFC due to tiebreakers.
When do the Cleveland Browns play?
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When is the next Cleveland Browns game?
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Where did the Cleveland Browns finish the season?
The Cleveland Browns finished third in the AFC North and 11th in the AFC.
How many games did the Cleveland Browns win?
The Cleveland Browns won 8 games in the 2021 NFL season.
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