This was when things were supposed to turn around.
The Cleveland Browns had finally navigated out of the brutal first half of their schedule. At 2-5 and facing suspect competition the rest of the way, they had finally approached their opportunity to go on a big run and live up to their potential.
Instead, they lost to the 2-5 Denver Broncos. They lost to Brandon Allen, a quarterback making his first career start, playing for his third different team, after being drafted three years ago.
They lost, frankly, because the Browns don’t seem to care too much about winning football games.