The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland. The team is named after the team’s original coach, Paul Brown. They compete in the National Football League and the American Football Conference North division. They are known as “the Bears” because of their nickname, but they are a lot more than that. In fact, they are the second most popular team in the league. Read on to find out why.
The Browns’ first appearance in the NFL playoffs occurred in 2002, and they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional round. The team has been plagued by double-digit losing seasons for the past 14 years. The team has undergone several management and coaching changes. In 2017, the Browns hit rock bottom with a 0-16 record. Since then, they have experienced an encouraging turnaround. The team won its first playoff game in over a decade with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.
After the expansion, the Browns adopted a traditional uniform. They changed the TV numbers to the shoulder and widening the stripes on the pants. The brown-orange jersey was introduced in 2002. In 2005, the Browns began wearing solid brown socks instead of striped ones. The team had previously worn white socks with brown jerseys, but these striped socks were not used with white jerseys. However, they did appear occasionally in 2007 and 2008.