The 2008 Detroit Lions can pop the champagne. Well, in Dominic Raiola’s case it’s apparently a bottle of Crown Royal:
The Browns are going for 0-16 today & ex-Lions C Dominic Raiola writes in a guest column that he'll "have a bottle of Crown Royal ready to pop if" they cap off a winless season https://t.co/XezSWacaTq via @freep— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) December 31, 2017
The 2017 Cleveland Browns have gone 0-16 after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-24. The Browns couldn’t even defeat a Steelers team that was only playing their backups in Week 17.
The Browns join the Lions as the only 0-16 teams in NFL history.
Cleveland nearly escaped enshrining themselves in the NFL history books. Driving deep into Steelers territory down just four points, the Browns had a fourth-and-2 play. Deshone Kizer did an amazing job escaping pressure and found a wide-open Corey Coleman that would have put them inside the 20-yard line. But Coleman dropped it.
Coleman was understandably devastated.
Great shot. Gotta feel for Coleman. pic.twitter.com/JBkEqyIrja— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) December 31, 2017
While it has to be devastating for the Browns and their players, I have to admit, there’s a little relief as a Lions fan. When Detroit went winless, we were told how difficult it was to actually go winless. Now it has happened twice in nine years.
Welcome to the club, Cleveland. Sorry I’m not sorry.