Kareem Hunt
Nine home teams are underdogs in Week 3. Behind the Dawg Pound, the Cleveland Browns aren’t among them.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Standing to the side along with Kareem Hunt while waiting to speak to reporters this week, running back Nick Chubb quietly chanted something that could grow louder in upcoming weeks for the Browns.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are 1-0 for the first time since 2004.

Winning at the expense of former quarterback Baker Mayfield only made it a little sweeter.
Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for 11 games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas when he played for Houston.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt participated in team drills for first time in three days after demanding a trade.
Cleveland quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended for six games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas when he played for Houston.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Running back D’Ernest Johnson agreed to terms Saturday on a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns worth up to $2.43 million, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said.

LAST SEASON: Perhaps the NFL’s most disappointing team, the Browns fell way short of expectations after making the playoffs in coach Kevin Stefanski’s first season.
Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Sunday’s season finale against Cincinnati.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cleveland running back Kareem Hunt will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury when the Browns face Pittsburgh.

Monday, Jan. 3

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 8:15 p.m. EST. The AFC North looked like one of the better divisions in football earlier in the year, but has descended into mediocrity with Pittsburgh (7-7-1), Cleveland (7-8) and Baltimore (8-8) hovering around .500.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ravens defensive tackle Calais Campbell is inactive for Sunday night’s game against Cleveland.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s offense is again complete.

The Browns activated running back Kareem Hunt and Pro Bowl right tackle Jack Conklin from injured reserve, and they will be in the lineup for Sunday night’s critical game against AFC North-leading Baltimore.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns right tackle Jack Conklin vividly remembers the scary moment when he wondered and worried his season might be over.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have gotten a little healthier for the holidays — and the Ravens.

Cleveland could have two key offensive players back for Sunday night’s AFC North showdown against Baltimore as dynamic running back Kareem Hunt and two-time All-Pro starting right tackle Jack Conklin were designated for return from injured reserve.

Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC

AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 5-6, Ravens 4-6.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Throughout Dont’a Hightower’s nine seasons in New England, the veteran linebacker said the identity of the Patriots’ defense has always been predicated on two things — being physical and stopping the run.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield’s season is on pause for the moment — and may be for a while. That doesn’t mean the Browns have to slow down as well.
Case Keenum stepped in for Baker Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, leading Cleveland’s injury-ravaged offense and the Browns to a 17-14 win over the Denver Broncos.
A person familiar with Baker Mayfield’s health said the Browns quarterback also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believes he can play with it.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been activated from injured reserve to possibly help Cleveland’s injury-decimated offense Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The NFL’s top rushing team has run into major trouble.

Browns star back Nick Chubb will miss his second straight game with a calf injury, leaving Cleveland without its two best backs Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The injuries, and not just your run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises but significant ones to big-name players, are piling up quickly for the Browns.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will be without one of their best offensive players for quite a while.

He might have company on the sideline.
Seahawks linebacker Darrell Taylor had movement in all of his extremities after leaving Seattle’s game Sunday night against Pittsburgh late in the fourth quarter on a stretcher with an unspecified injury.
Cleveland’s season might as well be fitted with one.
For the fourth time this season there have been two overtimes in a week. The Cowboys and Patriots headed to OT tied at 29 after Minnesota beat Carolina 34-28 in extra time earlier in the day.
Star running back Nick Chubb will miss the Cleveland Browns’ game Sunday against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals, but wide receiver Jarvis Landry could return to action.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Keeping slippery Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray under control is a difficult challenge for any defense — even in the best of circumstances.