Browns don’t want to be embarrassed

Published 2:46 am Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The last time they played on a Monday night, the Cleveland Browns wore hideous brown pants unlikely to ever be seen again.

The fashion faux pas was hardly the most humiliating thing that happened.

The New York Giants made the Browns look silly on national TV.

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‘‘They embarrassed us,’’ Cleveland linebacker Andra Davis said Monday. ‘‘So that’s going to give us a little extra fire.’’

Back on Aug. 18, the defending Super Bowl champions scored 30 unanswered points in the first half — 16 in a span of 76 seconds — against the Browns in a preseason game. Cleveland (1-3) lost quarterback Derek Anderson to a concussion and four other starters to injuries that night and haven’t been the same team since.

Now coming off their bye week and as healthy as they’ve been in a month, the Browns face a daunting Monday night rematch with the Giants, who improved to 4-0 on Sunday with a 44-6 win over