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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The one thing Joe Thomas hasnt lost so far during the Browns winless start is his sense of humor.Mention snow Buffalos forecast this weekend, and Clevelands tackle said: The ski slopes are happy.Bring up the Browns being in danger of going 0-16, and Thomas didnt miss a beat.Well, we wouldnt be the first team, he said with a distinct laugh.In 2008, the Detroit Lions were the first -- and so far only -- NFL team to not win during a 16-game season. The Browns (0-13), who play at the Bills (6-7) on Sunday, are in contention to double the list of futility.The best way Thomas knows how to deal with avoiding that possibility is preparing as diligently as he can and leaning on humor as a coping mechanism.Definitely this season you have to cope with the difficulties of not winning a game, the 10th-year veteran said. It could be overwhelming when you think of a whole season at one time and trying to avoid being 0-16.The Browns are running out of opportunities.Whats worse is Cleveland has actually lost 16 in a row, dating to a 24-10 win against San Francisco on Dec. 13. Yes, the Browns havent won in a calendar year.This years struggles are the result of yet another top-to-bottom upheaval, this time under Hue Jackson, their fourth coach since owner Jimmy Haslam took over in October 2012.Difficult as it might be to accept in the short term, Thomas supports what the Browns are doing by attempting to stockpile draft picks and build through youth. The key, he said, is sticking with a commitment to establish a semblance of continuity under Jackson.Part of the reason we havent been able to turn it around is instability leads to poor performance, Thomas said. But thats why Im so optimistic in our future because I think Jimmy Haslam has finally committed to this organization, this management team and coaching staff.The Bills are no strangers to revolving doors at coach, general manager and quarterback. Its a key reason behind why theyre in jeopardy of extending the NFLs longest active playoff drought to 17 years.And more change could be on the way with questions being raised about Rex Ryans job security after just two seasons.Receiver Sammy Watkins rallied to Ryans defense in saying he has no interest in Buffalo changing coaches.I dont want to keep going through all this craziness, Watkins said. That kills a player and a team and an organization.As a result, losing to the Browns is not an option.We cant let that let that happen, Watkins said. Itll look bad on everybody.What else to look for Sunday:TRAILING: The Browns have not had a lead in 13-plus quarters, dating to a 7-6 edge at halftime in a 28-7 loss at Baltimore on Nov. 10. Cleveland also squandered a 20-0 lead in a 25-20 loss to Baltimore on Sept. 18, and a 20-7 halftime lead in a 31-28 loss to the New York Jets on Oct. 3.FADING: Buffalo is coming off a 27-20 loss to Pittsburgh , in which running back LeVeon Bell had 236 yards rushing to set a Steelers franchise record, and a Bills franchise record for most allowed. A week earlier at Oakland, the Bills squandered a 24-9 third-quarter lead in a 38-24 loss at Oakland.Aside from a 16-0 win over a New England team minus quarterback Tom Brady (suspension), Buffalos five other wins are against teams with a combined record of 17-46-2.SNOW CROW: Browns running back Isaiah Crowell grew up in the South, but he runs like hes from the Midwest. Despite slippery, snowy conditions, Crowell gained 113 yards on just 10 carries last week in a loss to Cincinnati. He wanted more opportunities, but Cleveland fell behind 13-0, which changed the game plan. Crowell, who has three 100-yard rushing games this season, feels his running style is perfectly suited for the cold.I really feel its natural, he said.Informed Bell had 38 carries on a snow-covered field in Buffalo last weekend, Crowell said: Id take that.MEMORIES: Two of Thomas favorite games are wins over Buffalo. There was the Browns 8-0 win played during a blizzard that hit Cleveland on Dec. 16, 2007. And then there was the 6-3 victory at Buffalo two years later in which Cleveland starter Derek Anderson went 2 of 17 for 23 yards and an interception. Cleveland won on Billy Cundiffs 18-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining, and set up by Buffalos Roscoe Parrish muffing a punt at his 16.Two completed passes, an NFL record, Thomas said. 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MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester Citys winning start to the English Premier League is over -- and the title favorites might just have seen close up their biggest rival for the trophy.Producing a clinic in high-octane pressing, Tottenham hounded City into submission in a 2-0 victory at White Hart Lane that consigned Pep Guardiola to his first loss in 12 games. Six of those matches had come in the Premier League, and had been won at a canter.It was the kind of all-round performance that Spurs produced for large spells of last season under Mauricio Pochettino before collapsing late on in their pursuit of eventual champion Leicester.That was the first time Spurs contended for the league title in a generation and they are proving it wasnt just a one-off.After seven games, second-placed Tottenham is the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, still hasnt conceded a goal in open play and is now just one point behind City.In a dominant first-half display, Tottenham went ahead through Aleksandar Kolarovs own goal in the ninth minute before Dele Alli added a second as Citys defense was overwhelmed by the home teams energy and movement.It could have been worse for City: Erik Lamela had a second-half penalty saved for Spurs in the second half.Citys much-lauded attack failed to score for the first time this season and its defense looked suspect, like it did in the 3-3 draw at Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday. There are finally some cracks in Citys teams for its title rivals to cling to.Manchester United couldnt take advantage, only drawing 1-1 at home to struggling Stoke, but Arsenal scraped a 1-0 win at Burnley thanks to a scrambled goal with virtually the last touch of the game.---MANCHESTER UNITED 1, STOKE 1After opening with three straight victories, United has won only one of its last four games in thee league and is already playing catch-up.ddddddddddddJoe Allen earned a point for Stoke, scoring an 82nd-minute equalizer following a rare mistake by David de Gea. The United goalkeeper fumbled a long-range shot, Jon Walters scooped the loose ball against the bar before it bounced down for Allen to smash home from close range.United took the lead in the 69th through Anthony Martials curling strike, two minutes after he came on as a substitute.United is sixth with 13 points, five behind City at the top.Stoke is still waiting for a first win of the season, but has ended its 13-game losing streak at Old Trafford stretching back 36 years.---BURNLEY 0, ARSENAL 1The two minutes of injury time had almost elapsed at Turf Moor when Alexis Sanchez received a short corner and sent over a cross that Theo Walcott flicked on. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain appeared to get a touch to the ball, which reared up off the hand of Laurent Koscielny -- unintentionally -- and squeezed over the line.The match marked 20 years since Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger officially took charge of Arsenal, and a fifth straight league win lifted his team to third place -- two points behind City.---LEICESTER 0, SOUTHAMPTON 0It might all be about the Champions League for Leicester this season.This draw meant Leicester has won just two of the opening seven games of its Premier League title defense. In their first-ever Champions League campaign, the Foxes have won both of their games -- the latest coming against two-time European champion Porto on Tuesday.Southampton created the better chances at King Power stadium, with in-form striker Charlie Austin hitting the post early on and wasting a one-on-one chance in the second half. ' ' '

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