Bad company: Browns and others who busted long droughts

The Cleveland Browns finally did it.

After an 0-16 season in 2017 and two close calls to open this season, the Browns mercifully have a win under their belt.

Outhouse to penthouse? How the worst teams in sports responded

With buzz around the 2018 Cleveland Browns (despite their 0-16 record in 2017), we look at how the worst teams in each sport since 2000 fared in the year after their atrocious season.

Cleveland defeated the New York Jets 21-17 on Thursday night for its first victory since Week 16 of the 2016 season. The Browns went 635 days between wins, but Baker Mayfield came on in relief of Tyrod Taylor to lead the comeback that ended the drought.

The Browns nearly ended their skid in Week 1 before settling for a tie against the Steelers, then suffered a heartbreaking loss at New Orleans in Week 2 that cost kicker Zane Gonzalez his job.

The victory was just the second with Cleveland for head coach Hue Jackson, who went 1-15 in 2016 before his Browns last season became the second team to ever go 0-16. Cleveland

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24742225/cleveland-browns-only-team-suffer-extended-drought

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