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CANTON, Ohio — Last season, the Cleveland Browns entered their annual bye week at 4-5 after a win over the Baltimore Ravens, and headed to Cincinnati two weeks later with a chance to pull to within a half-game of the Bengals for first place in the AFC North Division standings.

Despite a fast start, which included two Joe Haden interceptions — one of which he returned for a touchdown — the Browns fell to the Bengals, 41-20, and went on to lose all seven of their post bye-week games and finish the season at 4-12.

After making changes to the coaching staff and front office, owner Jimmy Haslam has the expectation to play meaningful games late in the season.

“Let’s face it, we all take it personally that we have only one four o’clock game and one Thursday night game, and the Thursday night game is not part of the CBS portion,” Haslam told the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club Monday. “When I was with that other team 100 miles down the road (Pittsburgh), we played most of our games at four o’clock, or on Sunday night or on Monday night.

“That’s our fault. It’s a direct reflection of how you play. When you’re 4-12, you don’t get the good games. We’ve got to fix that. We’ve got to be better, and if we’re better, we’ll play at a different time. Hopefully, Johnny (Manziel) being a quarterback will help us do that.”



Article and Picture Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News

Jimmy Haslam Hoping for a Better December for the Browns  was originally published on wzakcleveland.com