Daily Dawg Tags: Wondering if a win is possible in 2017

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The Cleveland Browns have become experts at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, making it impossible to imagine the team winning in 2017.

Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers was perhaps the worst loss of the season for the Cleveland Browns.

It was just one of thirteen, but this was by far the most winnable game of them all.

The team looked sharp through three quarters and it finally looked like DeShone Kizer would have a game to make a case that he should compete for the starting job in 2018. Then the fourth quarter and overtime happened and it became clear that not much has changed since Week 1.

The Browns held a 21-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, only to head to overtime and lose after DeShone Kizer threw arguably the worst interception seen in Cleveland since the team returned in 1999.

I truly feel bad for those who spent money to attend this game, and it is becoming harder to even watch at home. Luckily, only three games remain before John Dorsey gets to show us his plan for his new team. His plan may not work, but it can’t be much worse than the current 1-28 stretch.

The Browns have three more chances to pick up a win in 2017 and I just don’t know if they can do it. Blowing a double-digit fourth quarter lead and losing in overtime after a turnover is about as bad as it gets, and it has been rare for this Browns team to even hold a lead at any point in a game this season.

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

Cleveland Browns news:

Browns lose in horrific fashion, fall to 0-13 in 2017

"The Cleveland Browns seemed on track to pick up a win against the Green Bay Packers, but disaster struck and the Browns found yet another way to lose."

Browns vs. Packers: 4 takeaways from an overtime loss

"The Cleveland Browns fell to 0-13 on the season following an overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers. Here are four takeaways from the game."

Belief persists that John Dorsey will try to hire his own coach (PFT)

"Yes, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has said (twice) that coach Hue Jackson will be back in 2018."

Browns blow 14-point lead in fourth quarter to fall to 0-13 (ESPN)

"The Cleveland Browns keep finding ways to lose games."

NFL news:

Eagles believe Carson Wentz (ACL) is out for season (NFL.com)

"Philadelphia emerged from a back-and-forth affair victorious, but might have lost its most important player."

Tom Savage briefly returns despite scary-looking concussion (CBS)

"The NFL’s concussion protocol appeared to fail on Sunday when Texans quarterback Tom Savage took a huge hit, looked to have suffered a scary head injury, but was still allowed to re-enter the game."