Daily Dawg Tags: Trying to find a win in 2017

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The Cleveland Browns have five more chances to pick up a win in 2017, but it is hard to go through the schedule and find where a win is possible.

As the Cleveland Browns keep losing and Hue Jackson has his weekly uninspiring press conferences, it is getting hard to rally around this team.

The players sure want to pick up a win, but being a fan with any sense of optimism is nearly impossible after the first 11 games of the season.

What we all know is that this team needs a win to avoid the saddest season in franchise history. But when looking at the five remaining opponents, there isn’t a game that stands out as a Browns victory.

That will be true for any game when a team is as bad as the Browns, but blowing a few close games earlier this season may be what fans look at if this team ends up at 0-16.

Games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens remain, along with matchups against the Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bears.

The Packers without Aaron Rodgers could be a game in which the Browns surprise us, but that team sure looked better this past Sunday night against the Steelers.

The Bears are probably the worst remaining opponent, but are still way better than the Browns.

We take a look at this and more in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.

Cleveland Browns news:

Trying to be positive at 0-11 in the DPD Podcast

"The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-11 after losing in Cincinnati. We break down all the fallout from the loss in the latest episode of the DPD Podcast."

Hue Jackson has no need for something as pedestrian as touchdowns

"Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson apparently can’t be bothered to attempt to score those pesky things known as touchdowns."

Browns likely to wait until Friday to activate Josh Gordon (PFT)

"The Browns can activate wide receiver Josh Gordon to the 53-player roster as soon as today, but it appears more likely they make the move Friday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer."

Hue Jackson plans to play Josh Gordon ‘as much as he can handle’ (ESPN)

"The Cleveland Browns are not soft-selling the return of receiver Josh Gordon."

NFL news:

Aqib Talib, Michael Crabtree each suspended 2 games (NFL.com)

"Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree were each suspended two games by the NFL on Monday for their roles in a scuffle that led to both players being ejected from Sunday’s game, the league announced."

NFL power rankings, Browns ineptitude and more (FanSided)

"The NFL is full of bad teams this year, but none compare to the Cleveland Browns, who have a real chance of going 0-16."