Cleveland Browns make losing an art in forgettable 0-16 season

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PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Browns on Sunday became a partial of NFL science they’d earlier forget.

The Browns’ 28-24 detriment to a Pittsburgh Steelers in Heinz Field finished a winless season, creation these Browns and a 2008 Detroit Lions a usually dual teams to go winless in a 16-game season.

On fourth-and-2 with 1:46 left, Browns receiver Corey Coleman forsaken a pass from DeShone Kizer during a Steelers’ 11-yard line to finish any hopes Cleveland had of winning their initial game.

Browns owners Jimmy Haslam reliable that Hue Jackson will be a manager of a Browns in 2018. Haslam did not vary from his initial proclamation Dec. 8 that Jackson will lapse and pronounced that Jackson has supposing “great leadership”

“I remember station approximately here final year and apologizing to a fans for a bad pursuit we had finished as owners, and we would usually echo that again. Our record is unacceptable, and we accept full shortcoming for that.

“I don’t consider that we need to contend this. … Hue Jackson will be behind as a manager subsequent year in 2018. He and John [Dorsey, ubiquitous manager] are already off to a good start together,” Haslam said.

Jackson attempted to sound a certain note postgame.

“This partial of a tour is over with,” he said. “The dual years of this has been tough. But we consider we’re during a finish of that road. we consider a players know it. we consider a classification knows it. we know a fans don’t.

“I don’t wish anyone meditative that usually given we’re 0-16 I’m going to travel out a door. That’s not going to happen. We’re going to get this thing fixed. That’s what John Dorsey is here for. That’s what I’m here for. We’re going to repair this.”

The Browns started 2017 with a three-point detriment to a Steelers and continued on a steady, weekly trail to Loserville with any game. They mislaid in dual countries, dual continents, 8 states and 9 stadiums — including Twickenham, in London.

They mislaid by double digits 9 times and came closest to feat Dec. 10 during home opposite Green Bay. In that game, a Browns led a Packers 21-7 early in a fourth entertain though mislaid in overtime 27-21. They also mislaid in overtime to Tennessee on Oct. 22. Four of their 16 waste were by 3 points, 5 by 9 points or fewer.

Three other teams given 1960 have left winless: The 1960 Dallas Cowboys were 0-11-1, a 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs were 0-14 and a 1982 Baltimore Colts were 0-8-1. The Lions and Browns share a symbol for a biggest futility.

The 0-16 finish resolved a heartless two-year widen for manager Jackson, who has left 1-31 given he was hired before a start of a 2016 season.

The Browns’ usually win in dual seasons came over San Diego on Christmas Eve of 2016. They mislaid 14 in a quarrel to start that deteriorate and mislaid 17 in a quarrel after a win. While differing and embarrassing, a winless deteriorate merely continues a fibre of intolerable uselessness by one team.

The Browns have mislaid 44 games a past 3 seasons, usually brief of 15 per season. They have not had a winning record given 2007.

And they have mislaid during slightest 11 games in 9 of a past 10 seasons — averaging 12 waste per season.

In those 10 seasons, a Browns have had 6 coaches, 8 descent coordinators, 7 defensive coordinators, 7 ubiquitous managers and 20 starting quarterbacks. The Browns’ discernible prerogative for a misfortune record in a joining is a initial collect in a breeze in April, an “honor” a Browns reason for a second year in a row.

The unsubstantial prerogative is a “Perfect Season Parade,” to be hosted by fan Chris McNeil, that will take place Jan. 6 during noon. The march will round FirstEnergy Stadium, completing a 0 around a stadium.

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