Cleveland Browns: Five Week 17 records and milestones to watch
By Mitch Zoloty
This season the Cleveland Browns franchise has started a new chapter in its history. Within this new chapter, several players have put up impressive numbers. Here’s a look at a few statistics to look forward to in the Browns game against the Ravens.
Baker Mayfield, Joe Schobert, and Myles Garrett have been headlining this revamped Cleveland Browns teams. They seemed to have emerged as the leaders, posting up great numbers so far in their careers also. These three, along with others like Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, and Denzel Ward, have emerged as cornerstones for the franchise’s future.
Since the firing of head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the team is 5-2. However, despite being one of the best teams in the NFL during this span, the cards couldn’t fall right for the Browns to be in the playoffs.
Week 17 will be the first week the Browns are not playing to make the playoffs. With that motivation gone, there are still a few things left to motivate the team. The Ravens are a division rival who have some serious bad blood with the Browns. Some of the Ravens players were even bold enough to talk smack about the rookie after he led the Browns to victory over them.
Ravens linebacker Kenny Young agreed with a reporter in saying that Baker was telegraphing passes, and even inferred that Baker isn’t that good of a quarterback. Ravens safety Eric Weddle said that Baker could have easily thrown 3-4 picks. If ruining the Ravens season isn’t enough motivation, here are some statistics that the team could strive for as motivation.
All of the records and statistics mentioned in this article are from pro-football-reference.com and their Play Index feature.