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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are bottom feeders no more. Baker Mayfield threw for three touchdowns and the Browns collected their first playoff victory in 26 years with a 48-37 romp over Pittsburgh. Kareem Hunt added two touchdown runs for the Browns. Cleveland was playing without several high-profile players and head coach Kevin Stefanski… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon ran for 151 yards and two touchdowns and caught Joe Burrow’s pass for another score as the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-25. The Bengals rolled up 505 yards in getting their first win of the season. The Bengals (1-2-1) worked around their recent offensive line problems and Mixon… Read More
CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — After a historically bad first season under coach Zac Taylor — only second team in club history to go 2-14 — the Bengals went out of character and splurged in free agency to overhaul a horrid defense. They also brought in a new face for the franchise in Joe Burrow, coming off… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) — Thin and inexperienced at linebacker, the Cleveland Browns signed former Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith. He helped lead the Seattle Seahawks to an NFL title after the 2013 season, when he returned an interception for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and had 10 tackles in a 43-8 blowout of Denver. The Browns… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow is already popular in Ohio, where he became a star at Athens High School and played at Ohio State. He gets a chance to return home and try to salvage the Cincinnati Bengals, who took him with the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy… Read More
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Joe Burrow has a chance to join some very exclusive company if the LSU quarterback winds up going No. 1 overall to Cincinnati. Not only could he become the ninth quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy and then be the first overall selection in the NFL draft since 1967, that also… Read More
The Cleveland Browns’ defensive end is suspended without pay “at a minimum for the remainder of the season and postseason” after starting a fight at the end of a game with the Pittsburgh Steelers.