The Cleveland Browns once again suffered through another NFL season. With only 1 win and a last place finish in the AFC North, the Browns are looking to get back on track for the 2017-18 NFL season. Despite all the teams’ performances, history was made as OT Joe Thomas became one of only five players in the NFL to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons.
Founded in 1946, the Cleveland Browns are a professional football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League (NFL) in the AFC North Division against rivals Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns play their home games at FirstEnergy Stadium in front of 67,000 football fans. Their official colors are brown, orange and white and are the only team in the NFL without a logo on their game day helmet. They are also the only teamed named after a specific person, their first head coach Paul Brown. In 1995, owner Art Modell, who had purchased the Browns in 1961, announced plans to move the team to Baltimore, Maryland. After threats of legal action from the city of Cleveland and fans, a compromise was reached in early 1996 that allowed Modell to establish the Baltimore Ravens as a new franchise while retaining the contracts of all Browns personnel.