Spanning the virtual globe to bring you the latest news about the Cleveland Browns and the NFL – these are your Daily Dawg Tags for Tuesday, Dec. 27.
There was not much room to be positive when writing about the Cleveland Browns this season. There is still inherent optimism in writing about the team, but discussing 14 straight losses was not exactly fun.
This all changed this past weekend when the Browns beat the San Diego Chargers, ending the talks of 0-16 and causing the Chargers to have a miserable flight home on Christmas Eve. Oh, and their coach is going to get fired. All of this goes with losing to the Browns.
But the win was great for the Browns, who actually pieced together a solid game for the first time all season. And for the first time all year there were many reasons to be positive in our weekly game grades, which is included in the links portion of this post.
Every position group didn’t play a great game, but the quarterback position played well and that alone is enough to rejoice for at least one week. The defense also played its best game of the season, with Jamie Meder picking up the play of the game on special teams.
The all-around great performance deserves to be celebrated, even if the team is still 1-14. Let’s look at that and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
"At the beginning of Week 16’s game, it had been 377 days since the Cleveland Browns last won a game."
"Cleveland Browns fans didn’t expect much in 2016. No one expected a playoff berth and even fewer expected the team to win more than three or four games."
"The MMQB’s Peter King is pretty jazzed over the Cleveland Browns first win. The longtime football scribe wished Cleveland a Merry Christmas after their football team defeated the Chargers in last-second fashion."
"A true Christmas (Eve) miracle occurred at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday afternoon."
"If you’re a fan of the Oakland Raiders, this is not going to sit well with most of you."
"Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, who will have surgery to insert a plate to support his fractured right fibula, will need four to five months to recover and should return in time for offeseason OTAs, coach Mike Mularkey said Monday."
"The Bucs turned heads on Saturday when they made Doug Martin a healthy scratch."