The Cleveland Browns will be entering the 2020 season trying to usurp the previously 14-2 Ravens from being the AFC North Champs. Here’s how they match up against them so far.
The Cleveland Browns have attempted to revamp their roster so far this offseason. With a new regime taking over in Cleveland yet again, the Browns hope to win the division for the first time since 1989. That’s right, it’s been 31 years since the Cleveland Browns won their division. That is mindboggling.
While the NFL draft has not taken place yet, most of the core of this new Browns team is set. The offense looks like it could be the best in the NFL, while the defense not so much. The Baltimore Ravens are coming off a 14-2 finish in the regular season, but a very disappointing playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans. New Browns offensive tackle Jack Conklin had a big role in upsetting the Ravens, and he will look to do so again a few more times, now in a Browns uniform.
The Ravens are the Browns main competition for the AFC North. While the Steelers should never be counted out, a 38-year-old Ben Roethlisberger coming off a season-ending injury is nothing to be too afraid of. Mike Tomlin deserves the Browns’ respect, and he will make sure that the Steelers don’t finish last and keep it competitive. However, they’re going to need a serious revamping of that quarterback room soon.
The Bengals are the only other team in the division, and they’re most likely going to be going through a complete rebuild, so the Browns won’t have to worry about them winning the division this year.
The biggest question for 2020 will be how the Browns can compete and try to take down the Ravens. If the Browns can go 2-0 against the Ravens in division play, the division should be theirs. Let’s take a look at how the Browns roster compares to the Ravens.