Browns don't play blame game after tough loss

TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer Published:

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns coach Rob Chudzinski refuses to play the blame game Monday, one day after Cleveland collapsed in a loss at New England.

The Browns blew a 12-point lead in the final 2:39 as Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the last 61 seconds, rallying New England to a 27-26 victory. The Browns (4-9) were hurt by two questionable penalties, but Chudzinski wouldn't comment on the officiating and says his team had plenty of chances to win.

Although the Browns have lost four straight and seven of eight, Chudzinski felt there were several positives in the game and adds "we can go toe to toe with anybody in this league."

The Browns could have closed the game out, but failed to recover a late onside kick -- the first successful one executed by New England since 1995.

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