Cleveland Browns 2021 season prediction post roster cut down
Week 16 – Browns at Packers
The Cleveland Browns got a ton of prime-time attention in 2021, but the Christmas Day game vs. the Green Bay Packers may be the biggest of them all. Cleveland will travel to Lambeau Field to try and go a perfect 4-0 v. the NFC North.
Unfortunately, the Packers don’t lose at home in December, and this roster will be motivated to try and retain Aaron Rodgers anyway possible after the 2021 season. This game will be close, but you’ll never really feel like the Browns had a shot as they will drop to 11-4 on the season.
Score – Packers 27, Browns 17
Current record 11-4
Week 17 – Browns at Steelers
This will be one of the biggest games in the Browns franchise for a few years in my opinion. At 3-1 in the division, you will need to win the last two games to make sure you have a chance to win the AFC North. Yes, the Super Bowl is the goal, but after fourth-place finishes so often, a division title would be huge.
At this point, look for the Steelers to just be worn down at this point. The team is getting older and you saw them take a huge nosedive at the end of the 2020 season after the hot start. This is a bit of a homer call, but I think the Browns find a way to win this one and move to 12-4 overall, and more importantly, 4-1 in the division.
Score – Browns 27, Steelers 24
Current record 12-4
Week 18 – Bengals at Browns
With the bonus week in 2021, the Browns close the year with a division in-state rival. And what better rival than the team predicted to be last in the division for 2021? This won’t be a cakewalk, but with the understanding that they can clinch the division with a win, I look for the Cleveland Browns to get the job done once again the last week of the year.
Mayfield will once again be dominant in the air, and the Browns offense will end the game by running out the clock in the fourth quarter with Chubb and Hunt. Look for the Browns defense to also have a big day with a turnover at the end to seal the deal.
Score – Browns 24, Bengals 20
13-4 overall, 5-1 in the division and an AFC North title is a great way to end the season. The big question now is, will they be the two or three seed in the AFC, with the biggest goal of not having to play the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs to get to a Super Bowl.
Overall record prediction: 13-4
AFC North Division record prediction: 5-1