When the Pittsburgh Steelers escaped Cleveland with a 21-18 victory in the 2017 season opener on Sept. 10, they stressed there was no need to panic despite a largely ''meh'' performance. Pittsburgh nailed that first part. Four months later, the Steelers (12-3) enter Sunday's season finale with their third AFC North title in four years […]
The Browns coach is definitely a man of his word
ESPN Browns writer Pat McManamon and Lions writer Michael Rothstein dive into the matchups of this less-than-epic battle between winless teams.
Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson strode to the podium for his Wednesday news conference, looked at the assembled media and said: "Who's going to jump in the lake with me?" Jackson referred to his vow from a year ago that if the Browns went 1-15 again people would find him "swimming in that (Lake Erie)." […]
Duke Johnson has bypassed a touchdown celebration in recent weeks. Instead, the Cleveland Browns running back has knelt in the end zone to say a prayer for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who seriously hurt his spine Dec. 4. To me it's bigger than that." Shazier injured his back in a scary incident during Pittsburgh's […]
Hue Jackson doesn't think the losing will include his job. Cleveland's beleaguered coach, who takes a 0-15 mark this season and 1-30 record over two years into Sunday's finale at Pittsburgh, said Wednesday he has no doubt owner Jimmy Haslam will keep his word and keep him around in 2018. When Haslam fired Sashi Brown, […]
Hue Jackson is a man of his word. Last year, after the Cleveland Browns finished 1-15 in Jackson’s first season as head coach, Jackson said he would go swimming in Lake Erie if the team finished with a similar record in 2017. Well, the Browns need a road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday […]
The "NFL Playbook" crew discusses the matchup between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 17.
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Mike Tomlin isn't sure how long of a break he wants to give his star players before the postseason begins. The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is going to wait to determine how much Ben Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and company play during Sunday's regular-season finale against winless Cleveland. The Steelers (12-3) wrapped up their third AFC North […]
Never mind that it was against the Cleveland Browns. The Bears could only play who the NFL put in front of them, and a 20-3 downing of a woeful team playing to end a winless season shouldn't be dismissed lightly. It is the same woeful Browns that pushed the Green Bay Packers to overtime and […]
Most of the snow was cleared by the time Mitchell Trubisky plowed in on a draw for a 4-yard touchdown. The Chicago Bears got a rare chance to celebrate with a 20-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns in Sunday's home finale, and they weren't about to let it pass even if they were facing a […]