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Browns vs. Giants 2012: Pat Shurmur to 'continue to come under fire'

The Cleveland Browns jumped out to a 14-0 lead over the New York Giants on Sunday, but would eventually fall 41-27. The team dropped to 0-5 on the season, and though there have been encouraging moments, those in charge are going to continue to be scrutinized. That includes head coach Pat Shurmur, who was singled out by Chris Pokorny of SB Nation's Browns blog Dawgs By Nature.

This is another tough loss for the Browns, especially with how well the Browns started. No matter who was responsible for the loss, Pat Shurmur is going to continue to come under fire. 0-5 is certainly not an acceptable start to a season, and neither is a 41-6 stretch by the opposition in a game where you were up 14-0.

Shurmur's job status -- and that of key front office personnel -- was already in question heading into the season with new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam taking over the team, and the Browns' winless start will do little to quash the idea that Haslam may want to make wholesale changes come the end of the season. Since being hired in 2011, the Browns have gone only 4-17 under Shurmur.

The team will host the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.

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