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Browns vs. Bengals Game Preview and Prediction

This Sunday the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals travel to FirstEnergy Stadium to take on the 7-6 Cleveland Browns. The stands will be packed for the Browns’ final regular season home game of the year, and first game in which 22nd-overall selection, Johnny Manziel will make his debut start at quarterback. Cleveland can’t afford to lose any […]

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Johnny Manziel Needs Browns Offense’s Help to Save Season

With the Johnny Manziel era officially beginning this weekend I must admit my nervousness matches the palpable excitement I feel the possibility the offense might finally find answers for awful play that started with Brian Hoyer. I’m excited for Johnny, this is a great opportunity to lead the Browns to the playoffs and kick-start an […]

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Brian Hoyer’s Horrible Play Squanders Cleveland Browns’ Season

Continue blaming everyone but Brian Hoyer for the 2014 Cleveland Browns’ shortcomings, but the hometown kid is fresh out of excuses after throwing away a crucial win over the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts. Brian Hoyer's last 4 games: 75 for 151 (49.7%) 1 TD 8 INTs. — Justin Higdon (@afc2nfc) December 7, 2014 Instead of winning […]

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Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts Preview and Prediction

This Sunday the 8-4 Indianapolis Colts head to Cleveland for a game in which they can clinch the AFC South with a victory and a Houston loss. Cleveland, on the other hand, needs to win this one to keep the playoff dream alive at 8-5. Considering the enormity of this game and the decision made […]

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Cleveland Browns’ Playoff Hopes Hinge on Run Game

So far this season the Cleveland Browns backfield-by-committee has rushed for 1,310 yards on 346 carries with 14 touchdowns. That’s a 3.7 yard-per-carry average. I try to tell myself this is really good but the reality is these very similar numbers here; (298 attempts for 1,055 yards and 11 touchdowns for 3.5 yards per carry); […]

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Mattila Madness: Johnny Manziel vs. Brian Hoyer Edition

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s apparent that Johnny Clipboard made use of his time as a backup behind a man who definitely knows what it is like to be a backup; to me it seems like Johnny didn’t want to end up like that. Johnny Snickers, the king of women’s aerobic classes took the field […]

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Johnny Manziel should be Cleveland Browns starting quarterback

I love what Brian Hoyer has achieved this season, and he can hold his head high knowing he’s punched well above his weight. He’s transformed himself from a nobody to someone who is going to be an in-demand back-up quarterback that you know you can count on, and I very much hope that’s still with […]

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Mattila’s Browns Madness: Week 13 Edition

Welcome to Mattila Madness with me, Browns Beat staff Writer Ryan Mattila. This new segment is my humorous and smart-assed attempt to put out my opinions about the Browns’ Sunday performances.   FEED THE CROW               The one player who earned his lunchables this past Sunday more than anybody was tailback Isiah […]

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Browns S Tashaun Gipson likely out season, could return for playoffs

Tashaun Gipson suffered a Grade 3 MCL sprain with no damage to his ACL during the Cleveland Browns’ Week 12 win over Atlanta, according to multiple sources. The initial assessment looks like he’ll be missing between 6-8 weeks, with hopes he may even return sooner. Cleveland still has five games, with a week until the next […]

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The Great Brian Hoyer Debate Rages On

Let me start this by saying I really like Brian Hoyer. As a competitor, as a football player, and as a quarterback. He’s an even better person. His character, persistence, and confidence are what has him in the position of leading his hometown team to a 7-4 record. On draft night, the Browns made a […]