Cleveland Browns: Predicting the outcome of the final 9 games

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Week 11 – At Buffalo Bills

If you ask anyone in the NFL to make a bet on who will win the Super Bowl, I would say 90 percent of the answers will be the Buffalo Bills. Not only do they have the best quarterback in the NFL in Josh Allen, but they also have a defense that can create a ton of havoc.

The biggest weakness of the Bills is they can’t run the football, and I will admit that makes them a great matchup for the Browns. Additionally, if there is one thing you can accomplish against their defense, it’s running the ball.

So, on one hand, it is a great matchup, but realistically this won’t be a game the Browns are able to win. I think they will keep it closer than many think, but this will ultimately be a loss and put the Browns at 4-6 making every game remaining extremely important.

Week 12 – Vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If Cleveland can split the prior two weeks with the Dolphins and Bills, this game vs. the Buccaneers becomes massive. If the team can get to 5-6 before the return of Deshaun Watson and be 2-1 in the division, you can’t say they don’t have a shot.

The key here will be the defense. The Buccaneers are lights out when it comes to stopping the run, but Tom Brady and the offense have been mediocre at best. They appear to have caught a bit of a stride, and by this week 12 matchup, the defense better be ready to play.

This is a game they can win, but Brissett is going to have to make some throws to get this win. I say this is one of those fifty-fifty games, but for the sake of this article let’s say they pull it out and move to 5-6 with Watson set to return.

Cleveland Browns Record: 5-6