Browns finish the decade without a winning season

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It’s been a lost decade for football in Cleveland.

With Sunday’s loss dropping the Browns to 6-8 this season, they’re now guaranteed not to have a winning record this season. That means they’ll be the only NFL team not to have a single winning season from 2010 to 2019.

The Browns’ record over the decade of 42-115-1 is by far the worst in the NFL. The Jaguars are the next-worst, at 50-108, but at least the Jaguars gave their fans a run to the AFC Championship Game in the 2017 season. Browns fans didn’t have anything close to that to cheer for.

In fact, as disappointing as this season has been, it can still end up the Browns’ best record of the decade: If Cleveland wins its last two games, it will finish 8-8, which would be the Browns’ first non-losing season since 2007.

Amazingly, the Browns have not been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs this year. If they beat the Ravens and Bengals to finish the season 8-8, and if the Steelers lose to both the Jets and Ravens, and if the Titans lose to both the Saints and Texans, and if the Colts lose to the Saints tonight but then beat both the Panthers and Jaguars, the 8-8 Browns would win the tiebreaker for the final wild card spot.

So there’s actually still a chance for the Browns to give this decade a fairy tale ending. But don’t hold your breath.

56 responses to “Browns finish the decade without a winning season

  1. Unfortunately for the browns and their fan base they need a quarterback and a coach. Too much talent to be this bad. Baker needs to shut his mouth and work on his skill set

  2. Pittsburgh get Rothlesberger back next year. Ravens get stronger through free agency Nd the draft. Maybe browns should move to the NFC East

  3. Common sense would be to strip away from them every single win including postseason wins and all their Lombardis during the belichick era.

    Ban belichick and Kraft permanently

    The NFL needs to send a message that cheating won’t be tolerated

  4. Browns are definitely poised to have better years ahead of them. The fans of Cleveland are extremely loyal and deserve to watch some winning football.

  5. Just think how snake bit the Browns really are, and they have no one to blame but themselves.. The staff assembled by Belichick in place..all of them run out of town by the fan base and media pressure.

    Consistently horrible ownership, GM and quarterback selections, and nothing has changed today.
    The cruelest irony? The Baltimore Ravens…

  6. danny woodson says:
    December 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Common sense would be to strip away from them every single win including postseason wins and all their Lombardis during the belichick era.

    Ban belichick and Kraft permanently

    The NFL needs to send a message that cheating won’t be tolerated

    Your team really sucks huh?

  7. With Sunday’s loss dropping the Browns to 6-8 this season, they’re now guaranteed not to have a winning record this season. That means they’ll be the only NFL team not to have a single winning season from 2010 to 2019.

    Nope. If they make the playoffs, win in both the wildcard and divisional, they would be at least 10-9 on the year.

  8. If they beat the Ravens…thats funny right there. Im rooting for Browns fan base as their owner and leadership have failed them for a LONG time…but lets get real. and…I am SHOCKED they are trying to re-sign freddie kitchens! boneheaded move there.

  9. If the Browns had kept Gregg Williams as head coach, they’d be a playoff team. One and done most likely, but still in the playoffs.

    Instead they chose to go with an inexperienced guy and paid the price. Things won’t be any better in 2020.

  10. Just think how snake bit the Browns really are, and they have no one to blame but themselves.. The staff assembled by Belichick in place..all of them run out of town by the fan base and media pressure.

    By the fan base? Nope. We never wanted to lose the team. Blame Art Modell for that.

  11. Next year will mark a new decade and hopefully a fresh start for the Browns. Hate to continue the revolving door but Kitchens needs to go. An experienced coach and OC needs to be brought in and teach some discipline. Rivera would be a nice pick up but would the OC hire would be crucial with a defensive coach. Baker showed some promise but regressed under Freddie. I feel he is serviceable and could still be an excellent QB with the right coaching staff. Dorsey needs a couple more years to execute his plan. Extending Schobert would be a good start. O-line needs revamped. OBJ can go. Higgins needs the ball more. Njoku and Seals-Jones look good in the TE rotation. Only thing they need to truly leave alone is Chubb and Hunt.

  12. Hey,this is the start of the fun season. I’m thinking 38-0 Ravens at halftime and Freddie gets fired in the locker room and is home before the 4th quarter starts.

  13. And they lost to the CARDINALS in spectacular fashion! The only other franchise comparable to The Browns in Ownership, management and overall dysfunction.


  14. danny woodson says:

    December 16, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Common sense would be to strip away from them every single win including postseason wins and all their Lombardis during the belichick era.”
    ———————————————————————————–

    Belichick didn’t win any Lombardi’s when he was in Cleveland.

  15. The blame should be squarely on the GM and the owner to some extent for this seasons debacle. Me or anyone could do the same thing Dorsey did this year. Inherit a talented roster. I get it draft picks accumulated over the years and inherit the cap space left by the previous FI. Then go buy shiny toys like OBJ etc.

    What a good GM does is build culture, assemble a competent coaching staff and understand the personalities of players and hire and fire based on the team culture. Just having superstars in the team will not get you anywhere. Players need to buy in and it starts with the GM and Owner followed by the Coaches. So my point is Dorsey is not a good GM.

    BTW Baker Mayfield is a legend in his own mind.

  16. Knowledgeable football fans know this team is a year or two away from contending. The media hyped them up because the teams big personalities.

  17. REMEMBER WHEN: It was all Derek Anderson’s fault…

    … and…

    … brady quinn was going to make it all better?!?

  18. And you can primarily chalk it up to lousy team ownership/management. Remember when Brian Hoyer had the team on the cusp of the playoffs, but they sat him to start shiny new toy Manziel? (That one’s also on the fans, who were calling for him for weeks.) And when Gregg Williams went 5-3 before being canned in favor of a guy with all of 2 months experience as an interim coordinator? And then signing walking distraction OBJ?

    It’s a team that has had good pieces in place but can’t seem to follow through with anything, and can’t help overreaching.

  19. Let’s not be too hard on them. I mean the raiders only have 1 winning season in 18 years… And their city shipped them off, and of course Vegas will do the same. But I bet by 2024 the Boise Raiders will go 8-8, after 4 straight losing seasons in Vegas.

  20. FACT: Hoyer and Manziel were terrible because of the TERRIBLE receiving corps

    #1 wr 5’7″ 170 lb. Andrew Hawkins

    #2 wr Taylor Gabriel

    #3 wr Miles Austin (final season)

  21. Just a thought. With 4 teams in each division and with a salary cap that levels the playing field the average team should win their division once every 4 seasons. On average that’s winning the division 2.5 times in 10 years.

  22. danny woodson says:
    December 16, 2019 at 10:09 am
    Common sense would be to strip away from them every single win including postseason wins and all their Lombardis during the belichick era.

    Ban belichick and Kraft permanently

    The NFL needs to send a message that cheating won’t be tolerated
    ———————
    Common sense would be for you to actually pay attention to the NFL and pick a team to root FOR instead of only rooting AGAINST NE and making up silly fairly tales…

  23. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 16, 2019 at 11:40 am
    FACT: Hoyer and Manziel were terrible because of the TERRIBLE receiving corps

    #1 wr 5’7″ 170 lb. Andrew Hawkins

    #2 wr Taylor Gabriel

    #3 wr Miles Austin (final season)

    -Ugh? Yeah, Hoyer showed his stuff during that playoff game when he was with Texans.
    Manziel was the by far the worst QB in the CFL when he was there, I’m Canadian and watched the games. As a matter of fact, everyone involved in trading for him got fired.
    Fact:You’re wrong.

  24. Browns are the biggest embarrassment in all of professional sports. They can’t capture success when success slaps them in the face. A culture of ineptitude and incompetence.

  25. How do some of these GM’s and scouting department’s still have jobs? Jacksonville, Detroit, Arizona, Cleveland. It’s baffling how these teams suck for near 20 years

  26. You build a team with stout offensive and defensive linemen, not shiny hood ornaments. You should also draft people who live (and love) to play football.

  27. Browns are mathematically illiminated from playoffs because thay already lost to the titans if thay if the titans should lose there last two games and the browns win there last two thay would be tied and the titans hould the tie breaker because thay beat use earlier in the season

  28. Bad decisions from the owner has put the team here. He hired an inexperienced head coach who panders to players and fans. He signs diva players who are more worried about their fame on social media than they are about being winners… At least the original Browns team gave us some thrills as underdogs over the years. Nothing like that here.

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