Cleveland Browns vs. AFC East – Jets, Patriots, Bills, and Dolphins
It feels like every season for the last 20 years the Cleveland Browns have found a way to play the New England Patriots. Luckily, they’ll get the Patriots and New York Jets at home, while they’ll travel to Buffalo and Miami to face the Bills and Dolphins.
The Patriots and Bills appear to be two of the top three or four teams in the AFC. Both are built by a sound defense and appear to have young, talented quarterbacks. The Patriots stomped the Browns in 2021, so hopefully, the team will be hungry for some revenge. This is a scenario where the Browns just need to find a way to beat one of these guys to have a good shot at making the playoffs.
Miami is an interesting one. They finished the season strong, but still fired their head coach. They also don’t appear to be sold on their starting quarterback. There’s a chance you see a guy like Deshaun Watson land in Miami who would take them to instant contenders. It’s never easy to travel in the NFL, but this is one of those games the Browns need to find a way to win.
The Jaguars and Lions will be picking one and two in the 2022 draft, but the Jets weren’t far behind them as far as being a bad NFL team. With their rookie quarterback having a year of experience, they may be an improved team, but this is still a game the Browns should win.
2-2 in the AFC East would be acceptable, but 3-1 would be ideal.