And for what? So the team could have an incrementally better chance at beating the Ravens in a Thursday game in November that will have no impact on the Browns' chances at anything?
(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown, left, fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith during the second half an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, in Baltimore.
After kicking off, the Browns ran 12 men out onto the field, one too many, and were forced to waste a timeout before the game's first snap. Since 1999, the Cleveland Browns have had 24 starting quarterbacks and that doesn't include the ones who have started this year.
Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes, and the Ravens used a strong second half to notch a 28-7 victory Thursday night. To make matters worse, the Ravens were missing starters on the line and lost two during the game. Baltimore is the only team in the division above.500. The Browns have dropped 11 straight on the road since winning in Baltimore in October 2015. Their 0-10 mark, I mentioned earlier, is the worst that Cleveland has ever begun a season.
Amazingly, the Browns actually led 7-6 at halftime. Instead of one highlight reel package displaying Dan Orlovsky running out of the end zone, there will be a second, showing Cody Kessler as one of 37 different quarterbacks to play for the 2016 Browns.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco struck a fist-pump pose as part of the Mannequin Challenge, the latest viral craze in which people freeze in a pose. It won't be any different when Pittsburgh's Terrible Towel-waving backers make the short drive from Western Pennsylvania on November 20. Six more games and we can say goodbye to the worst National Football League season in Cleveland Browns history and hello to the draft officially.
Flacco went 30 for 41 for 296 yards and two interceptions. I played with a torn bicep before.
"I've been around for 14 years, but I still feel young", Suggs said.
Say What: The Browns called their first time out before the first play of the game. Baltimore needed another comeback in this one, though the deficit wasn't almost as imposing. It was also their most lopsided win since a 20-10 victory over Cleveland on December 28, 2014.
He had 3 receptions for 64 receiving yards with a touchdown.
Browns: CB Jamar Taylor (groin) was inactive.
But it was a decent effort from a group that was, again, mixing and matching, with Vladimir Ducasse getting his first start in place of injured Marshal Yanda and then John Urschel stepping in after Alex Lewis suffered an ankle injury. X-rays were negative. C Jeremy Zuttah injured his right ankle on Smith's TD.
If the Ravens win the AFC North title they'll do it the old-fashioned way, they'll earn it!
Ravens: Travel to Dallas on November 20 to face the Cowboys, a team they're 4-0 against since the series began in 2000.