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The Cleveland Browns are not-so-slowly sinking into the sunset and it's not good news for the Ravens. The 4-7 Browns have games remaining with two teams that the Ravens are battling for the playoffs -- perhaps the two most critical teams, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh -- but Cleveland may not have much fight remaining.

Today, reports are surfacing that quarterback Brady Quinn is out for the season, meaning that the benched Derek Anderson will finish out the season. If you're a Ravens fan you were hoping that Quinn would resuscitate that team a little. Meanwhile, the owner, Randy Lerner, who infrequently talks with the press, held a press conference this week during which the futures of coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Phil Savage seemed to be in doubt.

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Let's see -- no shot at the playoffs after high expectations, the QB-of-the-future out for the year and a coaching and front office shake-up possible if not a foregone conclusion. The Browns seemed to be set up for a classic NFL pack-it-in end to the season, certainly by the time they play the Steelers in Pittsburgh in Game 16. Hopefully, from the Ravens' perspective, the Browns are still competitive when they play the Colts at home Sunday.

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