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  • The Cleveland Browns finished the season in depressing
    fashion on Sunday, becoming just the second team in NFL history
    to finish the year winless.
  • The Browns had a shot at a potential game-winning
    touchdown in the game’s final minute, but wide receiver Corey
    Coleman dropped an easy pass on fourth down.
  • Cleveland fans have taken the tough year in stride, and
    are even planning a parade to commemorate the awful

The Cleveland Browns finished their season how only they could —
with yet another heartbreaking loss in the final seconds.

The Browns were down, 28-24, and driving late in the fourth
quarter for what could have been a game-winning touchdown. They
faced a short fourth down to keep their drive alive for their
first win of the season.

DeShone Kizer dropped back and looked to Corey Coleman. As soon
as the ball left Kizer’s hand, it looked like a sure first down,
but the ball fell right through Coleman’s fingers, hitting him in
the shoulders, and falling incomplete. The error secured the
Browns’ 0-16 season, just the second in NFL history.

It was a fitting cap to Cleveland’s depressing season. Week after
week the Browns found new ways to
and will now go down in history as just the second team
to go winless in a 16-game NFL season.

The team’s Twitter account did its best to make light of the
depressing finale.

And across the sporting world, many were quick to make jokes at
the Browns’ expense.

The loss drops Hue Jackson to 1-31 at the helm of the Browns —
far from the mark he hoped to hit
this year
. Still, Browns fans have taken the loss in stride,
and have been planning a parade for
their eventual 0-16 season
for some time now.

Cleveland will get the first overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft,
and will hope to turn their fortunes around with a new franchise
player. But with their horrifying history with draft picks,
there’s concern that some players might refuse to join
the team

Best of luck to the Browns in the new year — statistically, there
is literally no way it could be worse than 2017.


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