The Browns have been inconsistent coming out of the gates in the 2019 season so far. But, if it makes fans feel better, the Browns only had two wins in their first eight games last year before going on that late-season tear. This year, they’re off to a 2-3 start with the Seahawks and Patriots still to play in the next couple of weeks.
Many people have written the Browns off and think there is no way this team can get to the postseason. As the great Lee Corso would say, “Not so fast my friends.” The Browns have a very favorable schedule down the stretch. Their last eight games include six against teams with a losing record.
The Dawgs of the AFC North have a chance to win a division for the first time since 1989.
Yeah, that’s no misprint.
Five out of the last eight games are against division opponents. The Browns are expected to finish with a winning record in the division and I would have to agree. The other three opponents in those final eight games that are not division are Buffalo, Miami and Arizona.
Buffalo is the only team out of those three with a losing record. This week, the Browns, for the first time this season, had all 53 players on the roster healthy and practicing. Let’s not forget Kareem Hunt’s suspension is done after Week 8, so the offense will have another key player added to an already talent-filled crew.
So, here is my prediction for the Browns and how they will finish out the season with the overall record and division finish:
Seahawks: 27-23 (L)
@Patriots: 31-13 (L)
@Broncos 31 – 20 (W)
Bills: 21 – 20 (W)
Steelers: 23 – 17 (W)
Dolphins: 34 – 13 (W)
@Steelers: 20 – 17 (L)
Bengals: 38 – 20 (W)
@Cardinals: 38 – 27 (W)
Ravens: 31 – 28 (W)
@Bengals: 37 – 17 (W)
Division Finish: 1st Place with a (5-1) overall record in the division.
Overall Finish: 10 – 6 and will be seeded 4th in the AFC Playoffs.