Daily Dawg Tags: Officially at the top of the 2018 NFL Draft
The Cleveland Browns dropped to 0-9 in 2017 after Sunday’s loss in Detroit, and now stand alone as the team with the worst record in the NFL.
The Cleveland Browns went to Detroit and seemed poised to shock the Lions after a fast start. I hope no one got too excited.
A fumble, a horrible quarterback sneak, an injury, bad defense and a host of other factors contributed to the ultimate result, which saw the Browns fall to 0-9 in 2017.
The latest loss sets the Browns apart in the basement of the NFL, as the San Francisco 49ers picked up a win on Sunday, which was the team’s first of the season.
So there you have it, ladies and gentleman of Browns fandom. In year two of the latest regime, the Browns are once again poised for the top pick in the NFL Draft, and are a combined 1-24 since the start of 2016.
The plan was always supposed to take a couple of years, but I will be shocked if Jimmy Haslam doesn’t make any moves if the team finishes 1-15 or 0-16. Winning is what matters and he will have a tough time buying Sashi Brown’s promises if the losses continue to pile up over the final seven weeks of the season.
It is almost statistically hard to go 1-24 as a professional football team, but this is the nightmare we are all watching. The good news is that Sunday’s game in Detroit provided some positives moving forward, even though another loss was the final result.
We take a look at Sunday’s loss and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Cleveland Browns fall to the Detroit Lions, 38-24
"The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-9 on the season as they dropped a 38-24 decision on the road against the Detroit Lions."
DeShone Kizer called failed QB sneak at end of first half (ESPN)
"Hue Jackson took the responsibility, but the quarterback sneak that ended the Cleveland Browns’ first half in frustrating fashion was a call made on the field by quarterback DeShone Kizer."
Some improvement, but same result: Browns lose to Lions, 38-24 (WFNY)
"The Cleveland Browns came off the bye looking better, but end up with the same result, a loss."
Browns defense takes loss to Lions hard: ‘This game is on us’ (cleveland.com)
"It hasn’t been often recently that the Browns defense has had the finger pointed squarely at them following a loss."
Steelers identity, NFL power rankings and more (FanSided)
"The Pittsburgh Steelers are the top dog in the AFC. But to reach the Super Bowl, it will be about their defense thanks to a punishing front and an old Ben Roethlisberger."
Giants’ Ben McAdoo not worried about job security (NFL.com)
"If Ben McAdoo is in the market for a new vehicle, he won’t need the heated seats option. His is already warm enough."