- "Johnny Manziel Ruled Out Of Finale, Brian Hoyer’s Status Unknown" (92.3 The Fan) - "Who said that things could not get worse for the Cleveland Browns? For the fifth time in 7 years, the Browns may have to start their third quarterback in a season finale."
- "Browns to start a third quarterback for fourth time in five years, five of last seven" (WKNR) - "Tradition upheld: Johnny Manziel is out with a hamstring injury, and Brian Hoyer probably is out with a shoulder injury, which makes your Cleveland Browns starting quarterback in Baltimore … Connor Shaw."
- "Rex Grossman turns down return to Browns in favor of family" (PFT) - "With Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer both injured after Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the Cleveland Browns needed to look for quarterback help for the final week of the season."
- "Karlos Dansby sees a bright future for the Browns" (Browns.com) - "Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby preached to reporters on a Monday teleconference, and his message was as passionate and honest as any on record this season."
- "ReFo: Browns @ Panthers, Week 16" (Pro Football Focus) - "With the Chargers’ win on Saturday night, the Cleveland Browns were eliminated from playoff contention prior to their game and left to play spoiler versus the Carolina Panthers."
- "Lions center Dominic Raiola suspended for stomping Bears player" (SI.com) - "The NFL suspended Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola for the season finale against the Green Bay Packers for stomping on the right ankle of Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson, the league announced Monday."
- "Actions Speak Louder" (Sports on Earth) - "Pete Carroll has seen a lot more football in his lifetime than I have, so I see no reason to contradict him when he says that Marshawn Lynch's 77-yard touchdown run Sunday night was 'as good a run as I can ever remember seeing.'"
- "The Arizona Cardinals Have Been The Luckiest Team In The NFL" (538) - "With an 11-3 record, the Arizona Cardinals were the first team in the NFC to clinch a playoff berth and have already tied their franchise record for wins in a season."