Giants 27, Browns 13: Giants Add to the Winless Browns’ Misery

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Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) being sacked by Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul during the fourth quarter. The Giants’ defense finished with seven sacks and eight tackles for a loss.

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CLEVELAND — Like pushing on an open door, the Giants handled the still-winless Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon, with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. overcoming a thumb injury to catch six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-13 victory, the Giants’ sixth straight win.

The Giants improved to 8-3. They are 2-1 in the N.F.C. East, in which they trail the league-leading Dallas Cowboys (10-1) by two games and are more than a game ahead of the Washington Redskins (6-4-1). They travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-5) next Sunday.

The Browns continued their run into the wrong history books, dropping to 0-12, with a league-worst point differential of minus 155. Should they lose their final four games, they will join the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only 0-16 teams in N.F.L. history.

Both teams’ offenses started extremely slowly, with the first seven drives ending in punts. The Giants took advantage of Browns running back Isaiah Crowell’s fumble on Cleveland’s 25-yard-line midway through the second quarter to score their first touchdown on a 13-yard fade to the left corner of the end zone to wide receiver Dwayne Harris, who made his first catch of the season.

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Giants wide receiver Dwayne Harris scoring in front of Browns cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun during the second quarter on a 13-yard pass from Eli Manning.

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But soon, the Giants’ Bobby Rainey, handling return duties ordinarily reserved for Harris, muffed a punt, turning the ball over to the Browns on the…

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