The Browns surprisingly dominated the Bengals on Thursday. Here are 10 takeaways from the game.
Halfway through the season, the Ravens look anything but a Super Bowl team with the running game stuck in neutral behind a struggling offensive line.
The four-game drug suspension to CB Joe Haden early in the season and injuries in the defensive backfield late in the year exposed the Cleveland Browns' secondary for its lack of depth and talent.
There have been significant differences recently; the Browns became younger, faster and more athletic. But the bottom line was the same in 2012.
Here are the RapidReports selections for Most Valuable Players on each unit. The Browns' overall MVP is left tackle Joe Thomas, but several others merited strong consideration.
One cringes when picturing new Browns new CEO Joe Banner critiquing tape of, say, a college safety and exclaiming, "I like his closing speed." Or, for that matter, making any decisions on player procurement beyond salary cap or other financial considerations.
The Browns have careened to their fifth consecutive 10-loss season, and new owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner will probably announce the fates of general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur early next week.
Peyton Manning led the Broncos to a first-possession touchdown, which set them in motion for a 34-12 win over the banged-up Browns.
Perhaps nothing matters now for coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert. Speculation is that their fates have been sealed, perhaps by the shoddy 38-21 loss to Washington.
After a span of a few games in which the Browns had nothing but healthy scratches, they have been hit once again by the injury bug.

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