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Browns at the bye: Are things half-full or half-empty?

The Cleveland Browns are currently enjoying their bye week, sitting in last place of the AFC North with a 2-7 record.

Through the first half of the season the Browns have missed numerous opportunities to improve on their record. Missed plays against Cincinnati and Indianapolis, a blown lead against the Giants, and mistakes at the wrong time have all helped contribute to the current situation.

Of course, in the NFL you are what your record says you are and the reason teams are 2-7 is because they make the kind of mistake the Browns have made through the first nine weeks of the season.

“What’s nice about the bye week is, it’s about the Browns,” Browns coach Pat Shurmur said. “It’s about whoever your team is. You focus on, ‘what can we do better as we move forward?’ We’re just getting ourselves ready to go as we move forward.”

With a Sunday free of everyone’s anxiety-producing favorite team, let’s take a look at the Browns with a glass half-full/half-empty take.

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