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Yearbook, Sept. 12: The Browns return

9/11/2012

Sept. 12, 1999: It was a wait that, for Cleveland, felt longer than the three-plus years that actually passed on the calendar. But finally, on this day 13 years ago, the new Browns took the field for their first regular-season game.

Forget that the final score was 43-0 in favor of the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. Football in Cleveland was back.