Cleveland Browns find their mojo: 5 takeaways from win over 49ers

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Dec 13, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) loses the ball as he is sacked by Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Nate Orchard (44) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns broke a seven-game losing streak after dismantling the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

OK, just who were those guys in the awful orange jerseys and brown pants on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium?

We recognized the names, but it sure didn’t seem like the Cleveland Browns we’ve seen in recent weeks.

The Browns completely dismantled a San Francisco 49ers team that, by the end of the season, should challenge the Browns for the title of the league’s worst, by an oh-so-easy score of 24-10.

“It feels so good to get a win. With all the close games that we lost and all the games that we felt like we should’ve won, we should have 6 or 7 wins right now,” Donte Whitner said. “That’s just the way the NFL goes sometimes, but we have to keep fighting. We have a bunch of guys in this locker room that aren’t going to give up no matter what the record is. I’m just glad we were able to come out and win this game.”

The win broke Cleveland’s seven-game losing streak and was the Browns first win in the month of December since 2012.

The offense was solid, the defense was dominant for the first time since Week 2, and outside of a couple of issues with blocking on the field goal unit, it was a fun three hours on a Sunday afternoon for the first time in far too long for Browns fans.

Here are four takeaways from the win.

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