Five reasons the Cleveland Browns can upset the Pittsburgh Steelers as the NFL kicks off Week 1 of the regular season Sept. 9.
The Cleveland Browns open Week 1 of the regular season with a cold, hard smack in the face, courtesy of the NFL.
There’ll be no easing into the new campaign as the Browns play their No. 1 rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium.
At least it’s a home game, not that it matters.
Let that soak in. The Browns have had 19 chances to win in Week 1 since returning in 1999, yet in a league designed to make every team competitive, Cleveland defies the odds.
A different vibe is emanating from Browns’ Town. Perhaps it’s the “Hard Knocks” effect as confidence is at an all time high.
Hey, every team think thinks they’re going to win the Super Bowl in August. December, though, well that’s a different story.
The addition of John Dorsey to the front office as general manager really is the reason the Browns have a different feel.
Analytics no longer dictate every move the Browns make. GM John Dorsey isn’t blind to how data can help, but he also has a track record of building competitive football teams.
Dorsey’s brought in veterans with proven track records and cut players who weren’t living up to their draft status.
It’s truly a new era in Browns’ Town, so forget about Ben Roethlisberger being 22-2 all-time against Cleveland, and 11-2 when playing at The Factory of Sadness.
Hue Jackson has taken “The Cleanse.” Change starts now, so get ready to unlock that Bud Light fridge, here’s five reasons Cleveland can upset Pittsburgh in Week 1.