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Sheldon Brown all smiles after big day on defense: Cleveland Br…

Sheldon Brown all smiles after big day on defense: Cleveland Browns Insider

Along with his key interception, Sheldon Brown's four passes defensed were a season high. He also had five tackles.
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  • Josh Gordon keeps grabbing onto big plays when Cleveland Browns…

    Josh Gordon keeps grabbing onto big plays when Cleveland Browns need them most

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    The skies parted and so did the Oakland Raiders' secondary as Josh Gordon enjoyed a career day in the Browns' 20-17 victory.
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  • Browns-Raiders Postgame Notes

    Browns-Raiders Postgame Notes

    clevelandbrowns.com Dec 2, 2012
    OAKLAND -- Here are the postgame notes from Sunday's 20-17 Browns win over the Oakland Raiders.
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  • Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick fat…

    Dennis Allen away from team until Wednesday to be with sick father

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Raiders took it on the chin again on Sunday in a 20-17 loss to the Browns and they now have to turn around to play the streaking Broncos on Thursday night. And they’ll have to do it without their head coach being around for the first two days of pre
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  • The Weekend Wrap: I just spent the worst week of deer gun hunti…

    The Weekend Wrap: I just spent the worst week of deer gun hunting s…

    theclevelandfan.com Dec 2, 2012
    I just spent the worst week of deer gun hunting season of my life. Weather was fine, property was fine, the people I was with were more than fine, but there were simply very few animals moving around. When you sit in a tree for a week and don’t even bri
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  • Cleveland Browns Groundskeeper Commits Suicide At Practice Faci…

    Cleveland Browns Groundskeeper Commits Suicide At Practice Facility

    Earlier this afternoon, Jay Glazer passed along news about a Cleveland Browns employee's apparent suicide at a team facility on the same day Javon Belcher took his girlfriend's life before taking his own-also at his team's facility. More »
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  • Steelers finally beat Ravens without Roethlisberger

    Steelers finally beat Ravens without Roethlisberger

    Charlie Batch rebounded from last week’s disaster, and led the Steelers to a 23-20 win over the Ravens. The Steelers only gave it away twice, a departure from last week’s eight-turnover disaster of a loss to the Browns. It stopped a two-game losing st
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  • Browns at Raiders: Post-game show with Glenn Moore and Dennis M…

    Browns at Raiders: Post-game show with Glenn Moore and Dennis Manoloff

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Cleveland Browns were on the road and squared off against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday and weather was not a factor.
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  • Cleveland Browns won't have to face Raiders RB Darren McFadden

    Cleveland Browns won't have to face Raiders RB Darren McFadden

    The Browns will catch a huge break in Oakland today with starting running back Darren McFadden inactive with his ankle injury.
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  • Inactives for Bengals, Browns

    Inactives for Bengals, Browns

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Here are the inactives for the other afternoon games in the AFC North: Browns at Raiders Browns: DT Ronnie Cameron, RB Brandon Jackson, OL Jarrod Shaw, S Usama Young, CB Dimitri Patterson, WR Josh Cooper, S Ray Ventrone. Raiders: OL Willie Smith, RB Mik…
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  • Mendenhall is inactive for the Steelers

    Mendenhall is inactive for the Steelers

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    BALTIMORE -- Rashard Mendenhall went from the starting running back last week to being inactive today against the Ravens. That's what happens when Mendenhall fumbles on two of his four carries against the Browns. Mendenhall, who has dealt with injuries …
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  • Statement from the Cleveland Browns

    Statement from the Cleveland Browns

    clevelandbrowns.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Cleveland Browns released the following statement on the passing of team employee Eric Eucker.
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  • Miami Stays Undefeated At Home; Spurs Are Still Best In The Wes…

    Miami Stays Undefeated At Home; Spurs Are Still Best In The West

    dimemag.com Dec 2, 2012
    The last time Miami played Brooklyn at home, the Nets got beatdown by 30. For one half last night, it seemed like things were changing. LeBron James wasn’t playing well. The Nets were killing it offensively. Even Jerry Stackhouse was turning back the cl
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  • Browns Town: A graphic look ahead to the Raiders game on Sunday

    Browns Town: A graphic look ahead to the Raiders game on Sunday

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    Felesia M. Jackson, The Plain Dealer Plain Dealer artist Chris Morris and the Plain Dealer sports staff present "Browns Town, an Illustrated Journal of the 2012 Cleveland Browns season" every weekend with the preview section for that Sunday's game....
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  • The Offseason Heating up on a Lazy Sunday

    The Offseason Heating up on a Lazy Sunday

    theclevelandfan.com Dec 2, 2012
    As the sun rises on the North Coast to begin another chilly Lazy Sunday here in the offseason, we have a little bit of actual baseball news to digest with our morning coffee. The 40-man rosters are set around baseball, players have been DFA’d and added,
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  • Hey, Mary Kay! Why aren't the Browns throwing downfield as much…

    Hey, Mary Kay! Why aren't the Browns throwing downfield as much lately?

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    Got a Browns question? Send it in. Submit your question at cleveland.com/heymarykay, and Plain Dealer Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot will choose at least one to answer each Sunday here in the Sports section. All Mary Kay's answers are archived online…
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  • Once-proud Raiders franchise can relate to Browns' pain: NFL In…

    Once-proud Raiders franchise can relate to Browns' pain: NFL Insider

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    A decade ago, the Oakland Raiders were perhaps a tuck rule away from returning to the Super Bowl. Today, they are a home underdog to the Browns, a team that carries the NFL's longest road losing streak (12) into the matchup of 3-8 clubs at O.co Coliseum…
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  • Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders preview: Keys to the game

    Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders preview: Keys to the game

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    Downpour, wind in Oakland expected to change the way the game is played when the Browns take on the Raiders.
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  • Blazers Clip Cavs in Double-OT

    Blazers Clip Cavs in Double-OT

    theclevelandfan.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Cavaliers had exactly one day to savor their last-second victory in Atlanta before being served with a dose of their own medicine. Nicolas Batum’s three-pointer with 0.5 seconds remaining in the second overtime gave road-weary Portland its first vic
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  • Terry Pluto's post-game scribbles from Cleveland Browns-Oakland…

    Terry Pluto's post-game scribbles from Cleveland Browns-Oakland Raiders

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    Give Pat Shurmur some credit for the Browns' 20-17 victory at Oakland.
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  • Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders: Plain Dealer staff predic…

    Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders: Plain Dealer staff predictions

    cleveland.com Dec 2, 2012
    Five out of seven PD writers see good things ahead for the Browns in Oakland.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Browns-Raiders Recap 01:09

    Sunday Blitz: Browns-Raiders Recap

    Dec 2
    Jorge Andres and Eric Allen break down the Browns' 20-17 win over the Raiders
  • Video - Browns Capture First Road Win 00:31

    Browns Capture First Road Win

    Dec 2
    Brandon Weeden passes for 364 yards in Browns' 20-17 win over Raiders.
  • Video - Browns postgame press conference 02:35

    Browns postgame press conference

    Dec 2
    Browns react following game with Raiders
  • Video - Browns vs. Raiders highlights 00:26

    Browns vs. Raiders highlights

    Dec 2
    Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden throws for 364 yards and a touchdown as the Browns beat the Oakland Raiders 20-17.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
  • Orlando Magic defeat Dwight Howard's Lakers

    Dec 2
    The Magic turned the tables on Dwight Howard and were able to get a victory at Staples center.
  • Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more Snaps

    Dec 2
    BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...