Five reasons the Cleveland Browns earn their first win in 18 tries on the road against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.
The Cleveland Browns enter Week 2 winless, not having won since Dec. 24, 2016.
And while picking New Orleans in this one would be an easy way out, the Browns may be getting the Saints at a vulnerable time.
After all, New Orleans just surrendered 48 points to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Tampa Bay Bucs on Opening Day.
With that said, Drew Brees and his teammates hung up 40 points in defeat.
Oddshark lists the Saints as nine-point favorites in the friendly confines of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, so nationally, there’s strong convictions the Browns won’t be unlocking the Bud Light victory fridge.
If history says anything, the Browns will, at the very least, hang with the Super Bowl contenders.
None of this matters since the Browns last won in New Orleans eight years ago, but it’s at least worth pointing out that Cleveland is 3-0 in The Big Easy since 1999.
Tim Couch and Kevin Johnson hooked up on a Hail Mary to get that first victory.
If that’s what it takes again to win, so be it because it certainly seems that divine intervention is going to be required for this team to snap its winless streak.
Have a little confidence though, Browns Town. The Browns squandered their opportunity to win against the Steelers in Week 1, but there were positives to come out o the contest that me thinking Week 2 will lead to an upset.