The Cleveland Browns didn’t start the 2021 season as expected, but there is still time for them to finish strong and meet all their goals.
The Cleveland Browns head into Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season with a slightly disappointing record. At 6-5, the Browns currently find themselves in fourth place of the AFC North, and on the outside looking in for the 2021 playoffs.
However, with five divisional games remaining on the schedule, the Browns hold complete control of their own destiny. With six games remaining, they will likely need to win five of those, but no less than four to have a shot at the playoffs.
Keep reading to see how each of the next six games will play out.
Week 12 – Cleveland Browns At Baltimore
The Cleveland Browns have already entered playoff mode. Each week becomes the most important game of the season and this one is no different. Not only is this a divisional game, but the Browns also can’t risk falling back to 500 and remain in the basement of the AFC North if they want a shot at the playoffs.
Not only is this a huge game, but it’s on the road, and a prime-time Sunday night game. Honestly, I’m terrified the Browns could lay an egg in the matchup and the season could unravel, but the more I think about it the better I feel.
Not only was Sunday’s disappointing win vs. the Detroit Lions a huge trap game, but the Browns are also finally getting healthy. Kareem Hunt, Jack Conklin, and Troy Hill are all expected to return to the starting lineup. For the first time all season, the Browns could be at full strength on both sides of the ball.
As we have seen time and time again, Baker Mayfield is usually at his best after an awful game and the fans get on his case. I think this will be a tight one and there will be a fair amount of offense, but I think Nick Chubb and Hunt both have big games and the Browns come away with a huge win and move to 7-5 heading into the bye week.
Browns 27, Ravens 21