Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball (23) after making a catch in third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns Schedule Released - Interesting Notes


 

The Cleveland Browns schedule has been released. The Browns sent out their schedule via Twitter with the following tweet:

Interesting Notes

  • The Browns open the season against the rival Steelers. Huge game to start the Mike Pettine/Ray Farmer regime.
  • Taking on the Saints and Ravens the next two weeks sets up for a tough start to the season before the Week 4 bye.
  • The next 5 games are against teams who missed the playoffs.
  • Instead of ending with 2 of their last 3 games against the Steelers like 2013 their second game is Week 6.
  • After the Bengals in Week 10 the Browns play 3 more teams who missed the playoffs.
  • The finishing schedule is tough with 3 playoff teams (Colts, Bengals, Panthers) and Week 17 versus the Ravens.
  • The Browns get a Thursday Night Game against the Bengals in Week 10, Nov. 6th.
  • The Browns have no other prime time games.

The Browns will need to make their way through the middle of their schedule. If they can 1 of their first 3 and take 6 against the 8 teams in the middle of the schedule who missed the playoffs, take 1 of 2 from the Bengals and beat 2 of their other finishing games (Colts, Panthers and Ravens) the team could end up with 10 wins. A fan can hope right?

What stood out to you? Does the schedule being released get you more excited for the Draft?

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  • Jarod Cook

    Based on this schedule I’d say 8 or 9 wins is what they can expect to win. The first 3 games are grueling and I agree they need to win at least one of those to help build some confidence and momentum. Going 0-3 and then going into a bye will be devastating to moral of the team, and will be hard to recover from.

    The middle 9 games are kinda deceiving. They play Cincy and Pittsburgh who always give them a challenge. Then Tampa set out to improve they’re defense which was already good, and they have play makers on offense just need some improved QB play. Atlanta was hit hard by injuries last season, and set out to improve their defense this off season. And Houston has one of the best defenses in the league, but was anemic on offense last year, they’re much better team then their record indicates. The Browns need to get at least 6 wins out of this stretch of games to even have a chance at the playoffs.

    And then the last 4 games is another grueling stretch, with 2 Division games and 2 teams who made the playoffs last year. They need to win at least 2 of these games to have any semblance of hope for the playoffs. On the other hand if they win 7 to 9 games this year, it would be considered a big step forward for such a young team. Doubling the win total of last year, and everyone gaining a year off experience will go a long way for building for the future. IMO the Browns really need another year to be competitive in the league, and with bringing in 10 rookies of who 4 or 5 will possibly start. They need to use this year as a bridge for the future.

  • Gary

    Not even going to guess how many wins the Browns will have till the team is put together.
    We will see what kind of team they have after the draft and any more possible FA signings or trades.
    Without knowing who is going to be on this team, it’s impossible to guess how mnay wins they will have.