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November tough on Browns coaches

The month of November hasn't given Browns coaches many things to be thankful for over the years.

As Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository pointed out, the last coach to finish with a winning November record for the Browns was Marty Schottenheimer, who was 14-8 in this month but was last seen on the Cleveland sideline in 1988. That's 23 years ago.

It's been a tough month for the coaches who have followed him: Bud Carson (2-4-1), Bill Belichick (6-15), Chris Palmer (2-6), Butch Davis (5-10), Romeo Crennel (7-10) and Eric Mangini (2-6).

This doesn't inspire much hope for the Browns, who have fallen to 3-4 after losing three of their past four games. For first-year coach Pat Shurmur, his November opponents are: at Houston (5-3), home against St. Louis (1-6) and Jacksonville (2-6) and at Cincinnati (5-2).