USA Today Sports put out their final record predictions, having the Cleveland Browns at a stunning 13-4.
When it comes to predictions and the Cleveland Browns, it’s always hard to hit the nail on the head.
From injuries to not meeting expectations, just about anything can happen.
USA Today Sports has put out their record predictions, as they have the Browns finishing the new 18-week season at 13-4.
While the Browns certainly have the talent and the coaching staff to get to 13-4, they don’t necessarily have the easiest road to completing such a fine season.
Looking at their schedule, obviously, they have their six division games. Outside of their division, they have some sneaky tough games to keep an eye out for. Some of those opponents being the Chiefs, Chargers, and Cardinals.
I find it hard to sit here and tell myself that Browns are going to go 6-0 in their division this year, as well as tell myself that they will sweep both the Ravens and the Steelers in the same year.
If the Browns split those two games with their respective opponents, there’s two losses from the jump. Throw in those tough games along with some other games with opponents where if you let your guard down, you could end up letting one slip away, finishing with four losses is again doable, but seems pretty tough.
It’s nice to finally see the Browns getting the respect that they deserve, especially from USA Today. If there’s one thing that would de-rail the Browns from having an amazing season, it would be injuries or Covid related issues.
If they can manage those two things and play the way we know they can, it could be a very fun season.
Remember, they were arguably a bad call away from playing in the AFC title game against a Bills team who heavily underperformed in the spotlight. The Browns are not far away, but 11-6 or 12-5 seems a bit more suitable.