The Browns took a step toward contention this season, going 7-8-1 a year after not winning a game. They won five of their last seven games and went 3-2-1 in the division.
The Browns expect even more next season.
“We know what’s ahead,’’ Browns defensive back Damarious Randall said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “The NFL knows it’s in trouble; the AFC North knows it’s in trouble. We expect to win the AFC North next year; we expect to win a lot of games next year; and we’ve just got to get back to the drawing board and get some rest and get back to work.’’
The Browns haven’t finished with a winning…