How will the Cleveland Browns do in 2020?
The first week of the 2020 NFL season is here and we are just days away from live football action. The opening game for the league will come on Thursday, Sept. 10 as Patrick Mahomes and the defending NFL Champion Kansas City Chiefs will host Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans. As for the Cleveland Browns, their first game will be a few days later as they open things up on Sunday, Sept. 13.
For the Browns, they will have to hit the road and travel to Baltimore where they will take on the reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Last season, those two teams faced off in Week 4 and the Browns got a win and then again in Week 16, which was a Baltimore victory.
Of course, Cleveland is a team with a much different mindset than the one that split the series with Baltimore and limped to a 6-10 mark a year ago. That group was an overly confident bunch with a head coach in Freddie Kitchens who struggled with game management. The Browns were humbled by their experiences a season ago, and that’s been evident in how they have approached this year.
Players such as Baker Mayfield have had very little to say as they’re focused on improving. The same can be said of Odell Beckham, Jr. who has vowed to bounce back from a season he was less than satisfied with. It’s been a positive approach as the team seems to be taking on the attitude of their new coach Kevin Stefanski, who speaks only when necessary.
Whether or not it all works out is another story but now that the rosters have been trimmed down to 53, we can do our best to predict how this Cleveland Browns team will fare in 2020. With that being said, let’s dive in with this schedule prediction, starting with the Week 1 trip to Charm City.