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Lead Writer for SB Nation Cleveland, covering the Cleveland Browns. Husband, Father, Runner, Fantasy Football, music lover!

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Rookies lead the way as Browns win 3rd straight

The Browns did something their fans are simply not accustomed to seeing on Sunday -- won easily. Ryan Alton recaps the big win over the Chiefs.

Quinn, Hillis return as Browns go for 3rd straight

There will be plenty of familiar faces in town this Sunday as a favored Browns team goes for their third straight win. Ryan Alton previews the matchup with the Chiefs.

Finally! Browns snap road losing streak

At long last, the Cleveland Browns picked up a win on the road. Ryan Alton reviews the rookies, the defense, and Shurmur after the Browns finally capitalized and won a game that they were expected to win.

How Browns can snap road losing streak vs. Raiders

The Browns have not won a road game since Week 2 of the 2011 season. Will that losing streak end in Oakland? Ryan Alton previews the keys to a game he thinks Cleveland should win.

Contrast between Shurmur, Tomlin reiterated in win

Ryan Alton delivers a postmortem on a rare win over the Steelers -- a Sunday that showed off an improving and dominant defense, as well as the stark contrast between Mike Tomlin and Pat Shurmur in a game that was far too close for comfort.

Can Browns begin successful stretch run in Dallas?

The Browns face the Cowboys relatively healthy after the bye week, but can they shore up first-half mistakes and start the successful stretch run in Big D?

Browns at the Bye: Rookie wall & a Banner arrival

The Browns enjoyed a Sunday off in Week 10, but Ryan Alton returns with Part 2 of his thoughts as the teams embarks upon the second half of their season.

Browns at the Bye: Assessing the 2nd half

The Browns will be idle this Sunday, but Ryan Alton is here to take a look at what lies ahead for Pat Shurmur and his young team in the second half of the 2012 season.

Analyzing Shurmur's decisions in another ugly loss

The Browns fell to 2-7 on Sunday with their 10th straight loss to the Ravens. Ryan Alton recaps another afternoon of frustrating missed opportunities and curious coaching decisions.

Ravens game a possible 'turning point' for Browns?

The Cleveland Browns have not beaten the Ravens in five years, but a Week 9 win would be a huge boost to a coach trying to save his job, and in the progression of a young team.

Weather conditions aid Browns in 2nd win

The Browns picked up their first win of the Haslam era, and some sloppy conditions helped the cause. Ryan Alton recaps the day at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Banner's review, evaluation begins vs. Chargers

Jimmy Haslam officially took ownership of the Browns this week, and he and Joe Banner will immediately start looking to improve the organization -- starting this Sunday on the Lake.

Too early to assess Holmgren's legacy with Browns?

As Mike Holmgren departs the Browns organization, Ryan Alton addresses his three years in Cleveland and the legacy that he'll leave.

Shurmur's 4th quarter moves costly in Colts loss

With Jimmy Haslam watching intently from the owner's box, the Browns fail to capitalize on opportunities to pick up their second win.

Banner on board; Heckert, Shurmur headed out?

The Browns have a new owner and a new CEO, putting the job status of Tom Heckert and Pat Shurmur in doubt. Ryan Alton addresses what all the changes might mean for the organization's top football men.

Without Richardson, Browns 'battle' for 1st win

The Browns have their first win of 2012. Ryan Alton recaps a Sunday full of highlights on the Lake.

Browns, Shurmur in must-win situation vs. Bengals?

After two weeks on the road, the Browns return home to play the Bengals for the second time in five weeks. At 0-5, Ryan Alton calls it an absolute must-win week.

An open letter to Pat Shurmur

Ryan Alton on why he can no longer defend the Browns head coach.

Browns start fast, but still get dominated in NY

For once, the Browns weren't playing catch-up right out of the gate. But as Ryan Alton recaps, it didn't matter, as Victor Cruz and Ahmad Bradshaw took advantage of a porous Browns defense in another disappointing loss.

Running Richardson the way to a Giants upset

The Browns are 0-4 and heavy underdogs as they hit the road to face the defending Super Bowl champs. Ryan Alton previews what they must do to pull off the upset in the Meadowlands.

The psychological ping-pong of the winless Browns

The 2012 Browns have showed some progress at times, but have yet to deliver for their fans. Ryan Alton examines the torment of another winless month.

Searching for answers as Browns fall to 0-3

After three weeks, the Browns are one of two winless teams in the NFL. With a short week and a trip to Baltimore ahead, Ryan Alton struggles to find the good from another disappointing day on the Lake.

The Browns enter Week 3 searching for answers

Browns coach Pat Shurmur has said his team must avoid an 0-3 hole. Ryan Alton previews what the defense will have to do to bottle up the NFL's leading rusher, Buffalo's C.J. Spiller.

Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden Show Progress In Browns Week 2 Loss To Bengals

The Browns dropped to 0-2 on Sunday but Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden set new rookie marks in the loss. Ryan Alton takes a look what their progress means for a Browns organization building a new identity.

Browns Vs. Bengals: Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden Look To Rebound In Week 2

The Browns hit the road for a Week 2 matchup against division rival Cincinnati. Ryan Alton previews what Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden must do to rebound from their unremarkable debuts.

Eagles Vs. Browns: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly From Cleveland's Week 1 Loss

The Browns opened the season with a loss for the 13th time in the past 14 years. It was a particularly ugly day for rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden. Ryan Alton weighs in on all the negatives, and some positives, from Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Brandon Weeden, New-Look Browns Make Debut Vs. High-Powered Eagles & Michael Vick

The NFL is finally back and the Browns will open the 2012 season at home against the Eagles. SB Nation Cleveland's Ryan Alton is here to break down Cleveland's chances this Sunday against the heavily favored Eagles.

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