The Browns Just Equaled NFL History in a Bad Way
Cleveland goes 0-16
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 31, 2017 3:57 PM CST
Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Sean Davis (28) during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.   (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

(Newser) – The Cleveland Browns joined the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to go 0-16 when they failed to find a way to beat the backup-laden Pittsburgh Steelers in a 28-24 loss on Sunday. Cleveland had a chance late in the fourth quarter, but quarterback DeShone Kizer's fourth-down pass to Corey Coleman bounced off Coleman's hands and fell incomplete, per the AP. Head coach Hue Jackson is expected to return despite a 1-31 record. One bright spot: The Browns have two of the top four picks in the 2018 draft. (The awful season helps explains this obituary.)

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