- The Browns beat bad teams — just like all winning teams do (cleveland.com) - They’ve padded their record against losing teams, their perfect 6-0 mark against teams .500 or worse propping up a resume that’s supposed to impress people. Those six wins are against teams with a combined record of 23-38, the kind of opponents that almost any decent team would beat. When they actually do play winning teams, they don’t have nearly that kind of success. But enough about the 8-2 New Orleans Saints, the current No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff race.
- Ronnie Harrison excited for homecoming (The Beacon Journal) - Safety Ronnie Harrison’s rush of emotions when he learned he’d been traded to the Browns could have lingered. A third-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Alabama in 2018, Harrison was dealt on Sept. 3 to Cleveland for a 2021 fifth-round pick. The Browns needed help after losing second-round draft choice Grant Delpit to a season-ending Achilles injury, but Harrison had no idea what was in store.
- Jedrick Wills returns to practice after missing 2 days with illness (Browns Zone) - Rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. returned to practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with an illness. He’s expected to start Sunday against the Jaguars. The good news comes in a week dominated by positive COVID-19 tests, the team facility being shut down three straight days and no full-squad practices until Friday.
- Browns list 2 out, 3 questionable vs. Jags (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns will have to dig deep and embrace the “next man up” mantra at multiple positions Sunday in Jacksonville. In addition to the five players on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Browns on Friday listed two players as out and two others as questionable for their Week 12 matchup with the Jaguars.
- Ravens-Steelers game moved again from Sunday to Tuesday (NFL.com) - An important AFC North showdown is again changing places on the Week 12 schedule. The game between Pittsburgh and Baltimore has been rescheduled to Tuesday night at 8 p.m., the NFL announced Friday, as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 situation within the Ravens organization. The game will be broadcast on NBC.
- Mike McCarthy hasn’t been the difference-maker on game day he was hired to be (Dallas Morning News) - When the Cowboys hired Mike McCarthy they did so believing he would perform better on game day than Jason Garrett. Well, he hasn’t.
- How COVID-19 hit Lamar Jackson and the Ravens (ESPN) - A year ago at this time, quarterback Lamar Jackson was all the rage in the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens were the league’s best team. Fast forward to November 2020 and Baltimore has no certainty over when its players can safely walk into the team facility, much less play its next game.
- Kenny Stills landing spots: Packers, Patriots top list as WR reportedly waived by Texans (CBS Sports) - The Houston Texans are waiving wide receiver Kenny Stills, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe. Stills had been acquired from the Dolphins in August of 2019 as part of the trade for offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.