Cleveland looking to turn season around

The current edition of the Cleveland Browns is resembling the Kardiac Kids.

Updated: November 6, 2003, 1:42 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
If you've followed football fore more than 20 years, you can't help but remember the 1980 Cleveland Browns, a.k.a. the Kardiac Kids. Led by Brian Sipe, Mike Pruitt, Reggie Rucker and Ozzie Newsome, the Browns had a penchant for late-game theatrics.

Twelve of their regular season games were decided by seven points or less, and in the Divisional Playoff game against the Oakland Raiders they drove the length of the field in less than two minutes before strong safety Mike Davis intercepted a Sipe pass in the end zone, securing a 14-12 victory.

Flash-forward to the present, and the latest collection of Browns have their own flair for the dramatic. Under coach Butch Davis, 26 of the team's 41 games have been decided in the final minute, including six of the eight this season. Last season, they used that never say die mentality to their advantage, finishing 9-7 and earning a wildcard berth in the playoffs. However, they've been less successful this year, and are 3-5 at the halfway point.


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