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Cleveland Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown reception with Jarvis Landry (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Big loss: Browns take first steps without injured Beckham

Oct. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns had finally figured out how to best use Odell Beckham Jr.'s unique skills. They're back at the drawing board now in Cleveland. Beckham won't be a distraction or a weapon for quarterback Baker Mayfield for the rest of 2020 — at least. His season's over, and if the Browns...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

Oct. 26, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds. He was determined to make 2020 — and its many obstacles — a special year, re-establish himself as one of the NFL's best players and lead the Browns back...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

Oct. 25, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield brushed aside all the outside noise about his dismal performance last week. Then, nursing sore ribs, he shut up all the critics. “What criticism? What are you talking about?” Mayfield quipped after throwing five touchdown passes and leading the Browns past the...

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper (81) hurdles over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) while trying for more yards during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Browns TE Hooper undergoes appendectomy, out against Cincy

Oct. 23, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will be without dependable tight end Austin Hooper for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after he underwent an appendectomy. The team said Hooper, who signed a four-year, $42 million contract with Cleveland as a free agent this year, had the operation Friday at...

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Devin Bush (55) pressures Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in the post game news conference that Bush suffered a significant injury to a knee later in the half. The Steelers won 38-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Mayfield feeling outside pressure after brutal day at Pitt

Oct. 19, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield spent much of Sunday afternoon running from the Pittsburgh Steelers. On Monday, the critics were after him. Mayfield's poor performance — and coach Kevin Stefanski's decision to pull him early to protect him from further injury — against another strong defense...

FILE  - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Edwin Baker (27) loses his helmet as he is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Will Allen (20) in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 20-7. Whether playing in Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, most of Cleveland's trips down the Turnpike and across the Pennsylvania state line have not gone well. The Browns are just 6-41 on their visits to the Steel City since 1970. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Pitt-iful: Browns try to end 16-game losing streak at Heinz

Oct. 15, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have been pitiful in Pittsburgh — for half a century. Whether playing in old Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, with its tricky winds and rowdy, towel-twirling fans, most of Cleveland's trips down the Turnpike and across the Pennsylvania state line over the past five...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (82) and quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrate after a 15-yard touchdown by Higgins during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Mayfield throws 2 TDs, Browns hold off Colts to move to 4-1

Oct. 11, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bill Belichick was their coach and Nick Saban on his staff the last time Cleveland Browns were this good this early. That was back in 1994, when current coach Kevin Stefanski was 12. “We have a ways to go,” Stefanski said. “Obviously, we are in this to win it.”...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates on the field after their 49-38 win against the Dallas Cowboys in an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Mayfield, Garrett right at home as Browns beat Cowboys 49-38

Oct. 4, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett enjoyed their homecoming. It was easy to forget the surroundings were familiar for Odell Beckham Jr., too. Mayfield threw for two touchdowns, including one set up when Garrett had a strip sack in a third straight game, and Beckham scored three times...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield celebrates after running back Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Cleveland. The Browns won 35-30. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Mayfield, Browns' high-powered offense show early promise

Sep. 23, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a mother lion with her hungry cubs, Baker Mayfield has many mouths to feed. And just one football to share. When Mayfield looks around Cleveland's offensive huddle, the Browns quarterback is surrounded by almost an embarrassment of offensive riches. There's star wide receivers Odell...