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Cleveland Browns Running Back Examination Through Three Games
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Saturday night the Browns suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of the Detroit Lions, 35-27.

Losses don't mean much in the preseason, but this one sure did make the "who wants to spend a Saturday night in Detroit?" joke that I've been making all week take on a slightly different and far less humorous meaning. 

Preseason games tend to focus more on putting the ball in the air than on the ground game, but there's still a lot of information we can gather about the Browns' backs from Saturday's game.

This is particularly true when the efforts of the Browns' running backs are viewed in juxtaposition with Detroit's ground game, which defied that very assumption about the preseason focusing on passing and essentially allowed the Lions to win the game on the ground. 

Following are 10 observations on how Cleveland's ground game fared in Saturday night's loss to Detroit. 

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