Cleveland Browns prediction No. 2: Myles Garrett gets 20 sacks
On Sunday night, Myles Garrett recorded his 14th sack of the season when he took down Lamar Jackson. That tied him for the franchise record, something he will surely break in the final five games. Garrett himself has even discussed the idea that he could get to 23 and beat Michael Strahan’s record.
This prediction is that Garrett does get incredibly hot and begin to rack them up. And while 23 isn’t out of the question, we predict that he comes up just a little short but still sets the franchise record with 20 on the year. Now, whether or not he wins the NFL Defensive Player of the Year with such a performance could depend on how his team finishes the season.
Cleveland Browns prediction No. 1: Browns win out in AFC North
This one might feel impossible after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 15-10 and the Baltimore Ravens 16-10, but this final bold prediction is that Cleveland will get things right in their final five games, three of which are against AFC North rivals.
First, it will be a win in Week 14 against the Ravens, followed by a two-game stretch to close out the season where they get their revenge on Pittsburgh before sweeping the Bengals in Week 17.
That would make them 4-2 in the division, and we could all feel better about the way the season ends, as opposed to how it feels heading into the bye.