Usually, I’m brimming with a little more optimism when it comes to the Cleveland Browns and whomever they’re playing on any given Sunday.
No matter the opponent, I’ll find 3-5 reasons that the Browns will come through with the win.
The schedule quirk of playing the Baltimore Ravens in back-to-back games with a Bye week sandwiched in, though, has me nervous. I don’t like it, especially with a multi-injured quarterback in Baker Mayfield.
Everything is still there for the Browns to save their season. A win on Sunday keeps the Browns in the conversation. A victory in the next two changes the narrative of the season, despite how uneven its been.
Winning the division still looks like the best route to the playoffs, socially with so many teams sitting in the standings with the same record as the Browns. Cleveland hasn’t done themselves any favors, losing potential tie breakers to the Patriots and Chargers.
There’s still a long way to go though, as the Patriots look like the favorite to win the East now.
It’s the division, though, where the Browns can control their own destiny.
Here’s five reasons the Browns find a way to ravage the Ravens in Week 12.