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Cleveland Browns are an American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They play in the AFC North division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cleveland Browns began play in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and joined the NFL in 1950 after the AAFC folded. Cleveland Browns has won a total of eight league championships. They won all four AAFC titles (including a 15-0 undefeated season in 1948), and after joining the NFL won four additional championships prior to the NFL-AFL merger in 1970. The Browns were one of three teams which joined ten former AFL teams to form the American Football Conference.

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Cleveland Browns ticketsOn January 7, 2009, the Browns hired former New York Jets coach Eric Mangini as head coach. Mangini, who started his career as a ballboy in Cleveland, worked as an assistant under former Browns coach Bill Belichick until becoming head coach of the Jets in 2006. On January 25, the team hired George Kokinis as the team's general manager. The Browns continued to struggle as they became accustomed to a completely new coaching staff. Throughout the preseason, Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson competed for the starting quarterback position. Quinn ended up winning the job, but after three games marked by team inconsistency, he was benched in favor of Anderson. On November 1, the team announced the firing of Kokinis after only 8 regular season games. Soon afterwards, Mangini decided that a quarterback switch was to be made again, and Quinn given the starting job back. After starting the season 1–11, the Browns defeated their rival and reigning Super Bowl Champions Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since 2003. The next week, they continued their winning streak by beating the Kansas City Chiefs. This game was notable for career days by two Browns players. KR Joshua Cribbs returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, setting the NFL record for most kickoff returns for touchdowns in a career. Running back Jerome Harrison also ran for 286 yards, passing Jim Brown for the most rushing yards in a game by a Browns player, and placing third on the NFL's list of most rushing yards in game. The team finished the season with two more wins and a record of 5–11.

On December 21, 2009, as Mangini's first season was coming to a close, former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren was hired as the Browns President and was given authority over the team's football operations. This hire was made after Browns owner Randy Lerner announced that he wished to bring in a "serious, credible leader" to steer the team in the right direction. As the 2009 season comes to a close, it remains to be seen if Holmgren will keep Mangini as as the head coach.