Daily Dawg Tags: Cleveland Browns schedule has 30-year oddity
The Daily Dawg Tags bring you all the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at a scheduling quirk that hasn’t happened in 30 years
It’s been almost a week since the NFL released the 2021 schedule but there’s still plenty to discuss when it comes to what the Cleveland Browns will be facing.
We have all discussed who they will face and when. We’ve looked at which opponents will be tough and which games will be problematic. But there are other elements as well.
For example, there’s a very rare quirk in their schedule that hasn’t been seen in 30 years. It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing, but just an oddity that’s incredibly rare.
Browns hit with bizarre scheduling quirk the NFL hasn’t seen in 30 years, plus 10 other schedule oddities — John Breech, CBS Sports
"“The Cleveland Browns arguably have the most interesting quirk on the schedule and that’s because they’ll be doing something that no NFL teamhas done in 30 years: They get to play back-to-back games against the same opponent.”"
In Week 12, the Browns will play the Baltimore Ravens and then they will take Week 13 off. That’s a very late bye week which could help them rest up for the stretch run, but the weird thing is, they play Baltimore again in Week 14.
This could be a huge swing in the AFC North as long as these are the two clubs fighting for the division — and it really benefits Cleveland as they have a week to prepare for the rematch while Baltimore will travel to Pittsburgh before the second game.
The last time this happened was in 1991 when the San Diego Chargers and Seahawks played in back-to-back games. That was so long ago that these teams are in different conferences now and one is in a new city.
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"“After one very good season, the word “analytics” is no longer a curse word for Browns fans. Instead, fans are hopeful that the new direction builds on the work of Brown and his successor John Dorsey.”"
The Browns are all-in on analytics as they should be. And with the success from 2021, Mueller is right in saying it’s no longer a word fans should be afraid to hear.
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