Cleveland Browns: 3 early season games that will set tone for 2022

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Nov 14, 2021; New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (84) is tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Troy Hill (23) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /

Week 6: Cleveland Browns home against New England Patriots

Last season, the New England Patriots destroyed the Browns up in Boston. After the Browns took an opening drive and scored a touchdown it looked like the game would be a good one. Instead, Cleveland started showing their true colors during the season. Their offense couldn’t move the ball at all and kept getting pushed around on defense.

While some are giving the Browns an edge on their early-season predictions because they suggest this is a revenge game, the Patriots are always a well-coached team and will be prepared. Their coach Bill Belichick used to be the Browns head coach in the 1990s and has always figured ways out to expose his former team’s weaknesses.

Cleveland would have just played the Chargers the game before so this could be a real test for the Browns. If they can manage to get the win then that will be a good sign of how the season might progress.

The season is very long with a 17th game added in the last year so there will be waves of momentum or skids this season. How the Browns manage these different waves will dictate how the season turns out.

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If they can win these games against the Jets, Falcons, and Patriots that’ll be a good early sign that things are leaning in the right direction and the team can ride that wave of success through the rest of their games.