Daily Dawg Tags: Another loss in Cleveland


Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Friday, Dec. 7.

Cleveland Browns:

Cleveland Browns lose to Cincinnati Bengals, 37-3

"At least the Cleveland Browns didn’t wait until the game’s final play to disappoint the fans this week. The Browns fell behind early and often in losing 37-3 to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The loss was Cleveland’s seventh in a row, ninth in their past 10 games, 15th in their past 17 games and 13th consecutive loss in the month of December. The Browns have now been outscored 98-13 in their past three meetings with the Bengals."

Cleveland Browns destroyed by Bengals, 5 takeaways

"These games aren’t even fun to watch anymore. The Cleveland Browns never stood a chance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, losing 37-3. The focus heading in was on Austin Davis as the starting quarterback, but it seems like this team won’t stand a chance no matter who starts. With an awful defense and still no running game, putting blame on the quarterback is hard at this point. There are four games remaining this season, and results like this one may be waiting for us in each one. Here are some takeaways from the big loss"

Cleveland Browns: Under new management since 1999

"There has been a ton of talk over the last few weeks about how to fix the Cleveland Browns – most it comes from a negative place. Much of that negativity is based on the history of the team since its re-emergence in 1999. The reality is that all of those hard feelings and harbored animosity are irrelevant to today’s problems. It is so easy to sit around and blame Mike Holmgren, Joe Banner and the rest of the guys of those regimes, but again, that exercise is all irrelevant to today’s problems. So here is the question that I pose to my fellow Browns fans: if firing all of the previous guys didn’t solve the problems, then what makes us think that firing the current crew is going to solve the same problems?"

Browns have to be wishing this miserable season were over (ESPN)

"Can this Cleveland Browns season end soon enough? A dismal season has somehow gotten worse the longer it has gone on for the Browns. The latest fiasco was another beatdown from the other team in Ohio, as the Bengals followed up a 31-10 win in Cincinnati with a 37-3 embarrassment in Cleveland on Sunday. Cincinnati’s margin of victory Sunday was the greatest in the history of the Browns-Bengals series, which started in 1970. In their past two games in Cleveland, the Bengals have outscored the Browns 67-3. In two games this season, the Bengals have a 68-13 edge. And in the past three games against the Browns, the Bengals have won by a combined score of 98-13."

Jimmy Haslam hasn’t assured Browns’ Mike Pettine he’ll make it through the season (NEOMG)

"Coach Mike Pettine acknowledged after Sunday’s 37-3 loss to the Bengals that Jimmy Haslam hasn’t given him any assurances yet that he’ll make it through the season. “We haven’t had those discussions,” Pettine said. “Jimmy and I had good conversations. We talk every week. Frankly, there’s a lot of football left to be played. We’re evaluated every day, whether we’re evaluating ourselves or whether it is coming from him."

NFL News:

Cam Newton bolsters MVP case in Panthers’ wild win (NFL.com)

"Newton has raised his level of play over the past month, starting a game 11-of-11 for the first time in his career (Week 10), hurling five touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career (Week 11) and completing 15 consecutive passes (Week 13) for the first time in his career. His efficiency in the fourth quarter has been stellar all along, carrying his offense with a return specialist, a journeyman slot receiver and a second-round rookie at wideout. The Panthers have to be slightly concerned about the hits he’s taking, but the 6-foot-6, 260-pound signal-caller seems indestructible after shaking off an ankle injury and a helmet-to-helmet hit on Sunday."

The Brock Osweiler Broncos have arrived (ESPN)

"It took only three starts, but the Denver Broncos have become Brock Osweiler’s team. The coronation isn’t official, and Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak won’t announce it. Osweiler also has too much respect for decorum to claim he’s the present and the future for the franchise at quarterback. The transfer of ownership at quarterback has only one caveat — Osweiler might have to move aside in a few games if Peyton Manning becomes healthy and shows Kubiak and team president John Elway he might give the Broncos a better chance to reach the Super Bowl."

Bengals shine in 37-3 obliteration of Browns (Stripe Hype)

"Sunday’s game was hands-down the most boring game of the Bengals’ entire 2015 season. And that’s not because Cincinnati didn’t play well. The Bengals pounded the Browns in their biggest blowout of the 2015 season. Cincinnati’s offense was three points away from hanging a 40-burger, but the offense wasn’t even the best unit on the field today. The NFL’s top scoring defense held Cleveland to three points on the day. The Browns didn’t even enter the red zone a single time. Cincinnati’s defense held Cleveland to 206 yards passing and a paltry 68 yards rushing. The Bengals forced two turnovers on defense and won the turnover battle 2-0. Vontaze Burfict tallied six tackles, leading the game."