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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...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is wedged during a sack by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt (91) in an NFL game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Browns 38-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

With flak flying back home, Browns visit struggling Bengals

Oct. 23, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Bengals keep insisting they are better than their dismal record. The Browns' crash in Pittsburgh last week showed they might not be as good as they thought. The rematch of the AFC North rivals on Sunday in Cincinnati could provide more clarity. The Browns (4-2) are smarting after...

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs back to the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Cleveland. Landry isn't letting a broken rib keep him off the field or stop his consecutive games streak. Landry revealed Thursday, Oct. 22, that he suffered the injury in an Oct. 11 win over Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)

Browns WR Jarvis Landry playing despite broken rib

Oct. 22, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of Jarvis Landry's ribs is broken. The Browns wide receiver's playing and receiving streaks are still unharmed. Landry revealed Thursday that he played the past two weeks with a broken rib, an injury he sustained early in the Browns' 32-23 win over Indianapolis on Oct. 11 and one that...

West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills (56) reacts after making an interception against Kansas  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (William Wotring/The Dominion-Post via AP)

Big 12 defenses rising up, changing poor reputation

Oct. 22, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

Defenses are making a stand early in this Big 12 season. The conference best known in recent years for high-scoring showdowns and crazy passing numbers now boasts some of the nation’s stingiest defenses. West Virginia leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 240.3 yards per game. Among the 77 Bowl...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) tries to recover from a sack as teammates offensive tackle Jedrick Wills (71), offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and center JC Tretter (64) look on during an NFL game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Browns 38-7. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

Browns' Mayfield ignoring critics, 'noise' aimed at him

Oct. 21, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's getting blitzed from every direction right now. He's ducking from the barrage. Cleveland's quarterback has been under a steady attack this week following a dreadful performance in Pittsburgh, a two-interception outing that has brought out his critics and fueled their...

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...

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green (18) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts' T.J. Carrie (38) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Despite blowing 21-0 lead, Bengals hope turnaround is near

Oct. 19, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals say they're playing well enough to win most of the time, especially with the dynamic playmaking and big numbers put up by rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. But the finish has been a problem for Burrow and the frustrated Bengals (1-4-1). On Sunday they blew a 21-0...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside linebacker Devin White (45) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

On Football: Packers, Browns, Patriots not so real

Oct. 19, 2020 2:53 AM EDT

Aaron Rodgers throwing two picks in three passes. New England making errors of commission and omission on the field and on the sideline. The Browns getting annihilated in Pittsburgh. Well, scratch the third item as something unusual. Football fans aren't used to witnessing the great Packers quarterback, with a...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass before an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

The Latest: Brady, Bucs roll to win, give Packers first loss

Oct. 18, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 6 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 7:35 p.m. For Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, it was just like old times in a new uniform. Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, including one to Gronkowski, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 38-10 win over the previously undefeated Green Bay...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) pulls off his helmet on the sideline after being sacked by the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers stay perfect, blow out Mayfield, Browns 38-7

Oct. 18, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One by one the dominos toppled. The NFL's best running game fell first. The passing game came next, quickly followed by the optimism that somehow things would be different for the Cleveland Browns. It never is. Not in Pittsburgh anyway. Players change. Coaches change. Decades change. The...