CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett's assignment is clear: keep the Browns competitive and in contention while Deshaun Watson's away.
He's doing much more than that.
During a 29-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, Brissett, who has zero illusions about his role with Cleveland, effectively moved the offense with pin-point throws and picked up first downs with timely quarterback sneaks.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting linebacker and team captain Anthony Walker Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a quadriceps tendon in Thursday night's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers knew what was coming. More specifically, they knew who was coming. And it didn't matter.
CLEVELAND (AP) — An unimaginable collapse still fresh in their minds, the Browns managed to avoid a second one in four days.
Jacoby Brissett threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for a score and Cleveland bounced back from its epic meltdown by finishing off the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 29-17 on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mitch Trubisky promised he'd be more aggressive and was, testing Cleveland's secondary with some long throws and moving Pittsburgh's offense effectively in the first half.
Garrett Wilson has watched the replays of his two-touchdown breakout performance in the New York Jets' victory last Sunday at Cleveland.
Good stuff, of course. But the rookie wide receiver has focused even more in the film room on the plays he didn't make.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — A fan was arrested for allegedly throwing a plastic water bottle and hitting Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam during the closing moments of Sunday's 31-30 home loss to the New York Jets.
1914 — Nap Lajoie of the Cleveland Naps collected his 3,000th hit in the opening game of a doubleheader, a 5-3 win over the New York Yankees at League Park II. Lajoie doubled off of Marty McHale for the milestone hit.
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time since 2004, Ben Roethlisberger isn't part of the Steelers-Browns rivalry, a matchup the Ohio-born-and-bred quarterback dominated for 18 seasons and will now watch with everyone else.
Nine home teams are underdogs in Week 3.
Behind the Dawg Pound, the Cleveland Browns aren't among them.
The Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night to kick off a week featuring more road favorites than home.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Haden will finish where he started.
A three-time Pro Bowl cornerback for seven seasons with Cleveland, Haden will sign a one-day contract with the Browns so he can retire as a member of the team that drafted him in the first round in 2007.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb pointed the finger at himself, taking the blame for a touchdown run that should have put away the Jets.
Instead, it gave them hope.
“I probably shouldn’t have scored right there, honestly, looking back at it,” Chubb said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitch Trubisky won the starting quarterback job in Pittsburgh during training camp by basically not losing it.
He didn't turn the ball over during the preseason and won raves from the coaching staff for his decision-making.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett didn't practice Tuesday because of a neck injury and it's not yet known if the All-Pro will play in Thursday night's game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were on to something.
A week ago, the coach made headlines when he boldly declared he and the team were “taking receipts” on all those who continuously mock the franchise.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Faced with their toughest challenge so far this season, the young Guardians needed to show they could handle themselves in a critical series.
The Twins were no match.
Josh Naylor and Amed Rosario hit three-run homers, Cal Quantrill kept his home unbeaten streak intact and Cleveland thumped Minnesota 11-4 on Monday, taking four of five from one of their AL Central pursuers.
Others receiving 12 or more points: Medina 20. Cincinnati Princeton 18. Gahanna Lincoln 13. New Albany 13. Springboro 12. Grove City 12.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There are losses that can linger and leave marks, some that don't heal so quickly.
The Browns may have suffered one with an unimaginable giveaway Sunday.
Less than two minutes from a 2-0 start before a raucous home crowd in what's supposed to be the “soft” portion of their schedule while waiting for Deshaun Watson to return, the Browns imploded, crumbled, disintegrated, shattered.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after injuring his right ankle during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the New York Jets.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. felt the need to apologize.
“Sorry,” he said, surrounded by reporters in a corner of Cleveland's quiet locker room. “Still in shock.”
CLEVELAND (AP) — Everything was stacked against the New York Jets. The clock wasn't in their favor, and Cleveland's frothing home crowd was making things harder.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Ryan pitched shutout ball for the second straight outing and become only the second Minnesota starter to reach the eighth inning this season, leading the Twins over the AL-Central leading Cleveland Guardians 3-0 on Sunday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Austin Hedges scored on an error by shortstop Jermaine Palacios in the 15th inning and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat the Minnesota Twins for the eighth straight time, 7-6 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Saturday.
1903 — Philadelphia’s Chick Fraser pitched a 10-0 no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader. The Cubs won the opener 6-5. Fraser struck out five and walked four.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pinch-runner Ernie Clement raced home from second base on a wild pitch in the eighth inning for the go-ahead run and the AL-Central leading Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night in the opener of a crucial five-game series.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett keeps a daily journal, dutifully jotting down notes on life, football and his many outside interests.
The Browns are about to write his name into their record book.
NEW YORK JETS (0-1) at CLEVELAND (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Browns by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Standing to the side along with Kareem Hunt while waiting to speak to reporters this week, running back Nick Chubb quietly chanted something that could grow louder in upcoming weeks for the Browns.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Elvis Andrus believes the Guardians will soon crumble. On Thursday, he did what he could to trigger a collapse.
Andrus hit one of Chicago's five home runs off rookie Hunter Gaddis — and backed up a pregame swipe at the AL Central leaders — as the White Sox cut Cleveland's division lead to three with an 8-2 victory in a makeup game Thursday.