For the Cleveland Browns, perhaps the NFL’s most star-crossed franchise, the coveted fit of Cinderella’s slipper has long been out of reach.
Since the team reentered the league prior to the 1999 season, the Browns have qualified for the postseason only once (after the 2002 campaign), and they crashed out in predictably heartbreaking fashion at the hands of hated rival Pittsburgh.
Sunnier days might be on the horizon over Lake Erie, set to shine down on a jaded fanbase and snake-bitten organization, as the Cleveland Browns aren’t far away from being a perennial playoff contender. The team has a legitimate opportunity to be the NFL’s Cinderella team of the 2014 season.
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