Browns vs Texans: 6 Things We Learned from Cleveland's 30-12 Loss

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Browns vs Texans: 6 Things We Learned from Cleveland's 30-12 Loss
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In another instance of what has become a painful Sunday afternoon pattern, the Browns were soundly defeated at the hands of the Houston Texans, 30-12.

While the playoff hopeful Texans improved to 6-3, the reeling Browns fell to 3-5, thanks to a run defense and an entire offense that appears to only exist on the side of a milk carton. 

The Browns D looked helpless against the run, and the offense let its typical scoreless first-quarter woes continue all the way through the third quarter, only finding the end zone in the middle of the fourth, when it was far, far too late for it to matter. 

No true fan wants to admit that their team is a total mess, but as a writer striving for at least some degree of objectivity, it's time to call a spade a spade: The Browns pretty much stink, and while we have to attribute some of that to the growing pains of a young team that has adopted new systems on both sides of the ball this year, the disturbing trend of a lack of improvement from week to week remains the hallmark of the Browns 2011 season. 

As always, the Browns had a few individual performers who managed to rise above the prevailing struggle for the rest of the team, but for the most part, there was little to supply any hope for belief in the Browns for Believeland today. 

Following are six things we learned in the Browns loss to the Texans. 

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