The Cleveland Browns have never won a Super Bowl. They put their fans through the emotional wringer every week. But once upon a time, an NFL season was not a ritual existential crisis for Clevelanders.
The Browns won five NFL championship titles before the Super Bowl existed, and the former franchise-turned-Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.
Although there was no Browns team for three seasons — 1996, 1997 and 1998 — the Browns' team name and history belong to Cleveland, where they last won an NFL championship in 1964.
The Browns' last playoff win came in the wild-card round against the Patriots after the 1994 season. Their last playoff appearance was a wild-card loss to the Steelers after the 2002 season.
The Browns have not had a winning record since they went 10-6 in 2007. They set the NFL's mark for ineptitude in 2017, when they failed to win a game and went 0-16.
But things are looking up with Baker Mayfield, who led the Browns to a 7-8-1 record in 2018.