The Cleveland Browns move to 8-3 on the season
Well, well, well. We are now 12 weeks into the season, and the Cleveland Browns, sit with a record of 8-3 on the year, in firm control of a wildcard spot. After a 27-25 defeat over the Jacksonville Jaguars, and with losses to both the Indianapolis Colts and the Las Vegas Raiders, the Browns currently hold the fifth seed in the playoffs.
Lackluster, unmotivated, sloppy.
Describe it how you want, but a win is a win, and head coach Kevin Stefanski and the Browns would not want it any other way. What stands out the most from this win over the tanking 1-10 Jaguars? Here are four instant reactions that come to mind immediately following the win.
1. Browns beating teams they are supposed to beat
In past years, this has the feel of a game the Browns would somehow manage to lose. Instead, the Browns continue to beat the teams they are supposed to beat, winning back to back sloppy games against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jags. There is something to be said about finding ways to win instead of finding ways to lose, and this Browns team continues to find ways to win.
This is an extremely well-coached ball team, led by Stefanski, and after botching multiple hires, it appears Jimmy Haslam has finally gotten it right. In the midst of an ongoing health crisis, a shortened offseason, a battered roster, and suboptimal weather, the Browns continue to come out on top.
As they look to take on the AFC South-leading Tennessee Titans, their competition takes a massive uptick from previous weeks. Will they be up to the challenge?