After busting a playoff drought just last season, there is one more streak for the Cleveland Browns to break going into the new year
The Cleveland Browns and streaks seem to have a pretty solid relationship (unfortunately). From breaking the streak of 12 straight seasons with a losing record to busting a way too long playoff drought, the Browns have come a very long way.
Last season, the Browns snapped a 17-year playoff drought and ended up picking up a playoff win in their first year back in the dance, ending the misery of many Browns fans across the world.
Beating the Steelers to clinch your first playoff spot in 17 years is definitely something fans will cherish for many years still to come.
So, what other streak could the Browns possibly still have to break?
According to NFL.com’s Adam Rank, the Browns were the eighth team in the Super Bowl era to break their respective playoff drought of at least 14 seasons.
As scary as it is, the previous seven teams to do so all missed the playoffs the following year. While I’m not one who necessarily worries about numbers like this, it does scare me a bit.
If the Browns were to somehow miss the playoffs this upcoming season unless it were due to a major injury, this season would be a complete failure and you would see a ton of changes going into the 2022-2023 season. The Browns current roster and coaching staff is just too good not to be a playoff team.
This season will absolutely still be a tough one, navigating through more Covid-19 issues as the pandemic still continues to be relevant. That said, if they could manage last year, they should be just fine and even more prepared this season.