Browns to interview Williams, Kitchens for coaching vacancy

Sports 12/31/18, 09:49

Browns interim coach Gregg Williams will be the first candidate interviewed for Cleveland's permanent position.Williams led Cleveland to a 5-3 record after Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. Browns general manager John Dorsey said Williams, the team's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, will have his interview Tuesday.Dorsey ...

ICYMI in Week 17: Ravens hang on, move on after Browns scare

Football 12/31/18, 02:35

All the Ravens had to do to make the playoffs was beat the Browns.It's not as easy as it used to be.Baltimore needed a late fourth-down interception to stifle Baker Mayfield's momentum, secure a 26-24 victory over Cleveland and wrap up the AFC North.The win ended the season for the ...

Browns confident about future after rebuild under Williams

Football 12/30/18, 21:59

Gregg Williams has no idea whether he's going shed the interim label and return as coach of the Cleveland Browns.It sure seems as if he wants to, though, so he can finish what he started.After replacing Hue Jackson in late October and rallying the Browns (7-8-1) to within a victory ...

Ravens squeeze past Browns 26-24 to earn AFC North tile

Sports 12/30/18, 20:04

The Baltimore Ravens squeezed past the Browns and into the playoffs, using two rushing touchdowns by rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson and a late defensive stand to beat Cleveland 26-24 Sunday and claim the AFC North title.Kenneth Dixon accounted for 117 of Baltimore's season-high 296 yards on the ground, Jackson had ...

Steelers edge Bengals 16-13 but miss out on AFC North title

Football 12/30/18, 20:00

Ben Roethlisberger passed for 287 yards and a touchdown, newly acquired kicker Matt McCrane booted three field goals and the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Cincinnati Bengals 16-13 on Sunday.Still, it wasn't enough for Pittsburgh to win its third straight AFC North title. The Steelers (9-6-1) saw their chance at capturing ...

Steelers hope for a win (and some luck) vs. Bengals

Football 12/27/18, 17:32

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is modifying his jersey, using a marker to add an "s" to the end of his last name.Safety Sean Davis is mulling a present or two to Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield, promising to send the rookie "a little something something" if the Browns can ...

2018 NFL season featured the young and the old

Football 12/26/18, 15:40

For all the excitement over the electrifying Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield, two of the baby-faced, new-age quarterbacks bringing their spread DNA from college towns to NFL cities, old standbys still stood out in 2018."I still see older guys that are making an impact," said Broncos linebacker Von Miller, one ...

Raw rookie: Mayfield unapologetic for on-field antics

Football 12/26/18, 14:47

Baker Mayfield won't clean up his act.Criticized for taunting former Browns coach Hue Jackson in the closing minutes — and an earlier crude gesture — during Cleveland's win Sunday over Cincinnati, Mayfield reiterated he's "not a cookie-cutter quarterback" and doesn't care how he's perceived outside his locker room.After completing a ...

Browns’ Mayfield racking up awards, leading Browns revival

Football 12/26/18, 12:36

Baker Mayfield's reaping rewards for his stellar rookie season.Cleveland's cocky and charismatic quarterback was voted winner of the Joe Thomas Award — player of the year — on Wednesday by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. In addition, Mayfield, whose play has sparked the biggest one-season ...

Top to bottom, 1st-round QBs impacted NFL along with others

Football 12/25/18, 11:52

From Baker Mayfield at the top of the first round to Lamar Jackson at the bottom, rookie quarterbacks had an impact, one way or another, in their NFL debuts.And don't forget some of the players, at some of the other positions, in between.The betting favorite for NFL Offensive Rookie of ...

Stare down: Mayfield throws 3 TD passes, Browns down Bengals

Football 12/24/18, 04:25

No awkward hug. No cold handshake. No holiday greeting.Baker Mayfield's only interaction with former coach Hue Jackson was an icy stare.Mayfield threw three touchdown passes to thrill a sellout, holiday-spirited crowd that came out to boo Jackson, and rookie Nick Chubb ran for 112 yard as the Cleveland Browns beat ...

NFL ICYMI: Baker gets a win, and sends his best to Hue

Sports 12/24/18, 02:04

Maybe it was Baker Mayfield's way of saying "Merry Christmas" to his old coach.OK, maybe not.Mayfield threw for 284 yards and three scores in engineering the Browns to yet another win Sunday, but his staredown of fired Browns coach Hue Jackson grabbed more attention than anything. It came after the ...

Mayfield throws 3 TD passes as Browns down Bengals 26-18

Football 12/23/18, 16:10

Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes to thrill a sellout, holiday-spirited crowd that came out to boo former Cleveland coach Hue Jackson. The Browns beat the Cincinnati Bengals 26-18 on Sunday and swept their southern Ohio neighbors for the first time since 2002.Mayfield continued his stellar rookie season, one that ...

Bengals aim to limit Browns’ Mayfield after historic game

Football 12/19/18, 15:46

The previous time the Bengals tried to stop Baker Mayfield, he set a Browns rookie record with four touchdown passes in little more than half a game. He also gave a cold shoulder to his former head coach while leaving the field.The Bengals are looking for anything positive at the ...

NFL could come calling for Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley

Sports 12/18/18, 18:13

Watch any NFL telecast that involves a struggling team, and Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley likely will be mentioned as a potential candidate for that coaching job.It makes sense. In just 18 months since replacing Bob Stoops, Riley's high-powered offenses have produced Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield and ...

Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16

Sports 12/16/18, 00:23

Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought.Mayfield's 2-yard TD toss to Antonio Calloway with just under 12 minutes left provided the ...

Miller vows to keep timing snaps despite 3 flags last week

Football 12/12/18, 18:39

Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams warned his offensive linemen this week that Von Miller anticipates the snap as well as any pass rusher in the NFL."Oh yeah, you see that a lot, man. That's what he gets guys (on). He uses that to his advantage because a lot of guys ...

Armed, dangerous: Browns’ Mayfield flexing rocket arm

Football 12/11/18, 17:48

As Baker Mayfield threw long passes to his wide receivers and short ones to backs before Sunday's game against Carolina, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams knew his rookie quarterback was going to have a good game.It wasn't any sight.It was a sound."You can hear the ball come out of the ...

Bold Browns refuse to let go of improbable playoff dream

Football 12/10/18, 16:54

The Browns are young, confident bordering on cocky, and maybe a little naive.Maybe a lot.Following the lead of their brash, rocket-armed rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is getting better by the week, the Browns believe in more than themselves and each other. With three games left in a season they've ...

Mayfield, Browns send Panthers to fifth straight loss

Football 12/09/18, 16:31

Baker Mayfield outplayed Cam Newton, Jarvis Landry caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Cleveland Browns damaged Carolina's playoff hopes with a 26-20 win Sunday over the Panthers, who dropped their fifth straight.Mayfield bravely threw a 51-yard TD pass into traffic to Landry, who had a ...

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