Browns vs. Raiders: 6 Things We Learned from Cleveland's 24-17 Loss

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Browns vs. Raiders: 6 Things We Learned from Cleveland's 24-17 Loss
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Anyone from Cleveland can tell you that it's tough to be a Browns fan in general, but today was a particularly rough day for Believeland, as the Browns struggled mightily in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders

The defense couldn't stop Darren McFadden, Coach Shurmur didn't do much to allay concerns about his play-calling ability, Colt McCoy had a rough outing and incessant rumor-mongering about why RB Peyton Hillis was on the sidelines for the better part of the game persisted.

It was a tough test of faith for Browns fans, who had little to go on until the very end of the contest, when the Browns almost made a game of it. 

There were a few positives that emerged for the Browns in this one, but they were mostly overshadowed by the ongoing problems for the team that have existed all season long, and aren't showing any sign of being resolved any time soon. 

The fact that the Browns refused to give up and nearly came back at the end with under two minutes to go was encouraging, but the first 58 minutes of the game were pretty ugly. 

Following are six things we learned on a frustrating day in Oakland for the Browns. 

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