For the third straight season the Browns are 0-3 to start a season. To make matter worse, the home team has held a lead in the 4th quarter of each loss, showing just how close the team is to getting over the hump.
Just how many more losses can the psyche of a team take? Especially one that is trying to rebuild.
This week it is the 2-1 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town. Sure, the Bengals offense seems to be struggling, but the Browns have been a tonic for Carson Palmer and Co. in the past. The Bengals are 5-2 under Marvin Lewis at Cleveland Browns Stadium, winning four of their past five in Cleveland.
Carson Palmer, who has struggled a bit this season, is 8-2 against Cleveland, completing 210 of 337 passes for 2,255 yards passing, 23 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for an 87.3 passer rating. Those 23 touchdowns are the most against any opponent.