2013 seemed like just another year for the Cleveland Browns. They finished with double-digit losses, in last place in the AFC North and closed out the year by getting routed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite its normal Cleveland exterior, this year was much more eventful than years past.
The Browns didn’t just stink; they did it with flair and excitement. Whether it was criminal investigations, record-setting performances or epic late-game collapses, the Browns did it in style.
There were plenty of gems that did not make this list. Like quarterback Brandon Weeden’s heroic relief performance against Buffalo on prime-time television and his moronic underhanded flips of the football in just about every other game.
There was the Browns' new wiener-dog races at halftime of home games and the unveiling of renovation and upgrade plans for FirstEnergy Stadium. Perhaps you’re partial to wide receiver Josh Gordon’s two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
While none of those particular moments made our list, there were seven that stood out as milestones in this odd, but entertaining, year.
Here is a look back at the Browns’ defining moments of 2013. There were ups, and there were downs, so buckle up. This ride is more like a roller coaster than an NFL regular season.