Cleveland Browns schedule release: Way too early win-loss projection
By Randy Gurzi
Week 13: Dec. 2 – at Houston Texans
As long as Deshaun Watson stays healthy, the Houston Texans will be a good team. He was on a tear to start his career before an ACL injury in practice ended it. With him under center, they could be looking at a winning season. That includes a win in the first week of December here.
Week 14: Dec. 9 – Carolina Panthers
Cam Newton‘s a hard man to stop. He can move the ball through the air and with his legs. However, he seems to lay an egg once a season. Maybe it’s because the Panthers travel north here, but this could be that egg. The Browns get their biggest upset win of the season and shock Carolina.
Week 15: Dec. 15 (Sat) – at Denver Broncos
The 2017 Broncos were a mess to end 2017. If the Browns could play them, this would be another win. Unfortunately that’s not an option, so they suffer a loss to Case Keenum and his new teammates.
Week 16: Dec. 23 – Cincinnati Bengals
A three-game losing streak is snapped. The Browns beat Cincy earlier in this projection and don’t get another win until they seem them once more. This time they win at home and help seal Lewis’ fate once and for all.
Week 17: Dec. 30 – at Baltimore Ravens
The Browns wind up going 3-3 in the north and 3-7 outside of it as they lose their final game to the Ravens.
Record for Dec: 2-3
Record Overall: 6-10
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Is this optimistic? Maybe. But the fact is this isn’t the same 0-16 Browns we saw a season ago. They now have a legitimate starting quarterback in Tyrod Taylor and Carlos Hyde will help them control the ground game. Six wins simply means they’re headed in the right direction. Finally.