Breaking news: the Cleveland Browns are still terrible.
Limping into their Week 10 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Browns spent the week trying to sell the idea that a win over their one-time rivals would be huge for their season. If the players in the Cleveland locker room truly believed winning against the Steelers would make a 2-7 season better, who was I to disagree. Still, it was tough to believe the result of today’s game would’ve made much of a difference in yet another failed Browns season.
However, if today’s game taught us anything about this Cleveland team, it’s the fact that, yes, things can still get worse for this dumpster fire of a franchise.
The Browns lost to the Steelers 30-9. The defense – which has been absolute garbage all year long – got torched by Ben Roethlisberger while he played on a gimpy foot. Quarterback Johnny Manziel played well despite a couple mistakes, but was given no help from the rest of the offense. Pittsburgh barely broke a sweat, and Cleveland continued to look completely hapless.
The Browns now (mercifully) head into their bye week at 2-8, and there’s no indication any progress is going to be made this year. Despite this, owner Jimmy Haslam reportedly claimed he has no plans of firing anyone over the bye week.