Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cleveland Browns lose to the St Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium in the third of four preseason games, the regular season begins on September 7 with an away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers

By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog Kathy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. ( / (

CLEVELAND, Ohio- The Cleveland Browns loss to the St Louis Rams Saturday night 33-14 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, the third of four scheduled 2014 preseason games, and the third loss in a row.
At halftime the Rams, which performed well both defensively and offensively and scored on seven of 11 possessions,  were leading the Browns 20-7, and it did not get any better for the Browns thereafter. 

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, whom head coach Mike Pettine named starting quarterback earlier this week over rookie Johnny Manziel, had a bad night by all accounts, including a fumble, and an interception by Alec Olgletree. He scored his first touch down of the preseason, which came in the second quarter with a short pass to wide receiver Andrew Hawkins. 

Manziel made the second touchdown of the night for the Browns, rushing into the in zone with heightened cheers from Browns fans.

With two minutes to go in the game, the Browns were down 33 to 14, and they never recovered. 

The next and final preseason game for the Browns is an away game on August 28 against the Cincinnati Bears.

The Browns regular season, which last year resulted in an embarrassing 4-12 season record and no playoffs spot, begins with an away game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7.  ( / (