Cleveland Browns officially eliminated from playoff contention

Since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have only made it to the playoffs once: a 2002 AFC Wild Card round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since then, the team has only had one winning season and haven’t looked good doing so.

On Sunday, Cleveland lost to the division rival Cincinnati Bengals, 37-3, dropping them to 2-10 and making them the first team officially eliminated from playoff contention.

You would think that there would be some changes on the horizon and NFL insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that could be the case.

The #Browns were the first team officially eliminated from the playoffs, per our researchers. Some change feels inevitable for 2016.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2015

Cleveland has been a revolving door of quarterbacks since returning to the league in 1999 and their coaching staff hasn’t been much different. It’s going to be interesting to see what direction this team goes in the next few months.

I’d expect something to be done very soon.

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