The Browns are not the first NFL team to start the season with a 1-1-1 record

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SBNation.com—Three teams on the list managed to make Super Bowl, so there’s plenty of room for hope, Cleveland! It had been 30 years since a team started the NFL season with an 0-1-1 record. That’s where the Cleveland Browns found themselves on Thursday, but after a 21-17 win over the New York Jets, the Browns are now, happily, 1-1-1, their first win since Dec. 24, 2016, and the 14th team in NFL history, since the 1970 merger, to start the season with that record. It’s been 31 years since a team started...

9 NFL teams started 0-1-1 before the Steelers and Browns. They didn’t do great!. There haven’t been many, but 0-1-1 teams don’t have a proven history of success. For more than 30 years, no NFL team had ever started its season 0-1-1. Thanks to an opening day tie between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, we’ve got two 2018 clubs whose records spell out the number three in binary. The AFC North rivals slopped their way to a 21-21 draw on the first Sunday of the season, then lost thanks to varying degrees of kicker ineptitude the following week. Those disappointing...