The revamped Browns are back and are ready to make a statement in a highly contested AFC North. After a rough couple of years, Cleveland, led by a stout defense, is looking to make some noise within the division. Rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers will look to stand in the Browns way.
Grab your Cleveland Browns tickets and head down to FirstEnergy Stadium to help lead your team to victory and be a part of the "Dawg Pound".
The 2016 NFL season was a disappointing one for the Browns. They failed to improve their 2015’s 3-14 record and finished with 1-15, which is the worst in the history of the franchise.
But fans of the Browns certainly have a reason to rejoice after their spectacular pre season win (10-6) against the New York Giants at the FirstEnergy Stadium on August 21, 2017. With the team moving to 2-0 in the pre season, the players look confident to take on the opponents in the upcoming matchups.
Standout Moments in Cleveland Browns History
Cleveland Browns may not enjoy a history of great draft picks, but they have had their days of glory. Some moments from their heydays are shared below.
Cleveland Browns Dynasty (1946-1955) - When you talk about football dynasties the one name that comes to mind is New England Patriots with five Super Bowl wins. But there was a time when the Browns ruled the game. This was back in the 1940s and 1950s. With coach Paul Brown and quarterback Otto Graham, the Browns went on to play in ten consecutive championship games, winning seven of them. Four of these came from the AAFL but they were equally successful in the NFL.
The Perfect 1948 Season - The 1948 season was the Browns’ third one in the All-America Football Conference. They had already won the AAFC crown in 1946 and 1947 under coach Paul Brown and continued their reign as champions in 1948, going undefeated in all their games (15-0). It was the year the Cleveland Browns’ game was televised for the first time.
Cleveland Browns Arch Rivals
Various sports analysts claim different teams to be the main rivals of Cleveland Browns. But below are two teams whose rivalry with the Browns never ceases to fascinate the fans.
Bengals-Browns Rivalry - Dubbed as The Battle of Ohio by the fans, the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals rivalry has produced two of the eight highest scoring games in the history of the NFL. The two cities are only four hours apart and the teams share a bond owing to the legendary coach Paul Brown who has a special place in the history for both the Browns and the Bengals.
Greatest Players in Cleveland Browns History
Although the twenty first century has not seen too many wins for Cleveland Browns, the 2007 NFL Draft earned the side a great player in Joseph Hayden Thomas. He is the fourth player in the history of the league to make a Pro Bowl in his first ten seasons and the only Brown to achieve this feat.
Jim Brown’s 1963 season is one that cannot be forgotten. Although he was not awarded an MVP, but his contributions and achievements spell bounded the league. He led the league in rushing yards for several seasons and by the time he retired he had broken major rushing records. In 2002, The Sporting News named Jim Brown the greatest professional football player ever.
Cleveland Browns Live Games
Located on the rejuvenated lakefront in downtown Cleveland, this 67,000 seat venue is adjacent to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Cleveland Science Center. FirstEnergy Stadium hosts a seating section with the nickname "Dawg Pound", a section of 10,644 bleacher seats where fans are regarded as some of the most passionate in football.
If you are one of those fans, then make sure you have Cleveland Browns season tickets booked in advance. The itinerary is out and the upcoming games pit the Browns against a number of exciting opponents. So catch the action live!