Daily Dawg Tags: Talking Patriots before the Week 5 matchup


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, Oct. 7.

While the Cleveland Indians took care of the Boston baseball team Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns may face a tougher test against the town’s football team this Sunday.

The New England Patriots went 3-1 without legendary quarterback Tom Brady, so his return may be bad news for a young Browns team, led by a rookie quarterback, looking for its first win of the season.

The only hope is that Brady will be rusty coming off his four-game suspension, although that sounds unlikely given his experience in the league. One can hope.

This Sunday was also supposed to mark the return of Josh Gordon, but his entrance into a rehab facility means his tenure in Cleveland is likely over, just days before it was to resume again.

Yet while a win may not seem likely, this franchise has pulled off bigger upsets since 1999. It seems like the kind of game the Browns can go out and win, making fans wonder why victories can’t come more often.

While we continue pondering the possible outcomes of Sunday’s game, and rooting on the Tribe, let’s take a look at the news surrounding the Browns and the rest of the NFL in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo seek revenge against Browns in Sunday’s return

"New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has the spotlight on him as he returns from his four-game suspension this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns."

Cleveland Browns vs. New England: 6 questions with Musket Fire

"The Cleveland Browns finally return to First Energy Stadium on Sunday for just their second home game of the 2016 NFL season."

DPD Bettor’s Guide – Week 5 Survivor edition

"Our picks limped through a creaky 2-3 last week, but like any desperate soul, we’re about to take a bold leap off the highest cliff."

Cleveland Browns: Evaluating the first quarter of the season (NFL Spin Zone)

"Four games into the season, the Browns find themselves as the lone winless team in the league, which falls in line with the expectations for the season."

Progress still leads to 4 Browns in the Dawg House (Factory of Sadness)

"Almost, but not quite. That seems to be a continuous theme for this young Cleveland Browns club."

NFL news:

Cardinals at 49ers: Highlights, score and recap (FanSided)

"It was an ugly night in San Francisco. With the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers rolling out less than desirable quarterbacks, things were bound to get ugly."

Will this week be “Go Time” for Gronkowski? (Musket Fire)

"A trip to the lowly Cleveland Browns is the most tailor-made “get well” game Rob Gronkowski is likely to find this year–especially with Tom Brady back under center."

Falcons lose three OTA practices due to 2016 violations (NFL.com)

"The Falcons will be docked three days of Organized Team Activities in the spring of 2017 due to a violation of offseason workout rules in May of this past year, the league announced on Thursday."