Browns 2021 NFL Schedule Release: AFC North Breakdown
With the release of the 2021 NFL schedule, let’s look and see how the AFC North will fare, including the Cleveland Browns.
As the Cleveland Browns continue to prepare for the start of the 2021 NFL season, they now know in what order, and what time they will play all their opponents as the NFL released schedules on Wednesday night.
As expected, the Browns picked up a solid amount of prime-time games, four to be exact, one of which will be on Christmas Day. After a strong finish to the season in 2018, we all remember what happened after the trade for Odell Beckham, and multiple prime-time games in 2019 under head coach Freddie Kitchens.
The team really choked and took a major step backward. I don’t see that being an issue in 2021 because of how focused new coach Kevin Stefanski is, but still, the team must be prepared for some adversity. While you can’t win every single game in the NFL, it will be important to get off to a hot start.
After playing the NFC East last year, which was one of the weakest conferences in decades last season, the AFC North will be tasked with the NFC North this season. It’s not nearly as easy as last season, but still not a horrible draw.
There is no doubt that playing the NFC East last season was a huge reason three teams from the AFC North made the playoffs, but could the conference repeat again? While the guard could be shifting on who the leaders of the AFC North are, there is no doubt it will be extremely competitive once again in 2021.
Below is a breakdown of how everyone in the division will fare in 2021, including the Cleveland Browns.