Cleveland Browns 2021 season prediction post roster cut down
Week 7 – Broncos at Browns
No game is easy in the NFL, but the week seven matchup vs. the Broncos is a game you must win at home. The Broncos continue to have a very solid roster but have struggled to find their quarterback since the departure of Peyton Manning.
Teddy Bridgewater will give it a whirl this season, but we may even see Drew Lock at this point in the season. Either way, the Browns defense should be suffocating, and the offense should have no issues putting up points on the board. You’ll have to watch the whole game, but this should be a painless win for the Browns.
Score – Browns 27, Broncos 17
Current record 5-2
Week 8 – Steelers at Browns
Wow, we made it to week eight before the first AFC North opponent. I’m not sure if that is good or bad, but the Browns must start out with a win in the division at home vs. the Steelers.
The roster may be down for the Steelers in 2021, but you know they are still going to be extremely competitive. Look for the Browns to rise to this occasion as they know 6-2 is a whole lot better than 5-3 for the season.
Expect this as a statement game for the Browns defense. The offense won’t score as many as usual, but the defense will come up big and bail out the Browns in a huge divisional win to go to 6-2.
Score – Browns 17, Steelers 13
Current record 6-2
Week 9 – Browns at Bengals
It’s no surprise the Browns have back-to-back divisional games with them starting so late, but this is another huge game. The Bengals will be no slouch, but they will also be the worst team in the division. If you want to win the AFC North, you must beat the worst team twice.
Look for this to be a high-scoring game with both offenses showing off. Burrow showed last season he can score a lot of points, but I don’t think it will be as many as the Browns. Look for a late interception to seal the deal as the Browns win a close one on the road to move to 7-2 and 2-0 in the division.
Score – Browns 37, Bengals 31
Current record 7-2