CLEVELAND Teams

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

It's not easy finding hope for a winless team, but the team's defense did provide some on Sunday. The Browns kept Tennessee out of the end zone and held Marcus Mariota and the Titans to 269 yards total offense. If wins come this season, it will be with defense like that and the offense somehow finding some rhythm.

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Thomas' incredible streak snapped (0:49)

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The Mets will reportedly name Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as manager. In the 3 seasons prior to Callaway's arrival in Cleveland, the Indians ranked 12th in the AL in ERA and 13th in WHIP. But with him, they were the best staff in the American League in just about every way. He'll have an eager young group with which to work. The Mets got 157 starts from pitchers under 30, 3rd-most in MLB in 2017.

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Kizer gets benched, Browns stay winless with OT loss to Titans (0:58)
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Succop's 47-yard field goal seals it for Titans in OT (0:22)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The fact that the Browns took Tennessee to overtime shows how well the defense played, but the offense continues to struggle, and Hue Jackson continues to yank DeShone Kizer in and out of the lineup. The Browns now are 0-7, and 1-22 in the Jackson/Sashi Brown era.

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Garrett gets dominated by Lewan (0:16)
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Thomas' consecutive snap streak ends at 10,363 (0:37)
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Byard picks off Kizer twice (0:33)

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Cody Kessler has replaced DeShone Kizer at quarterback. He gets to start his first drive from the 1.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer threw interceptions on consecutive passes to end the first half and start the second. That gave the Browns 16 interceptions on the year. No team started the weekend with more than eight.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Penn State is closing the gap with Ohio State in FPI, which predicts strength above average (in points per game) going forward.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Taylor Lewan won the first half matchup with Myles Garrett. Garrett credited unofficially with two tackles, one solo, none for a loss and no sacks in first half.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer's interception was his eighth turnover inside the opponent's 40-yard line. No one else in the NFL has more than four. Per ESPN Stats.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

The defense held the Titans to two field goals in the first half, but the offense produced only a field goal, and had a last minute turnover. By Browns standards, though, walking into the locker room down three qualifies as a "win."

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The lack of production from Marcus Mariota and the Titans' offense in the first half ought to be particularly alarming given who they are playing against. Entering today, no team had allowed a higher opponent Total QBR than the Browns.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Pass to Higgins way overthrown and intercepted by Titans at 7. Browns did have a nice drive going.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving fined $25,000 for his profane outburst in Philly.