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  • The Browns will make the playoffs!!!

    Ok, I'm saying it right now. I believe the Browns will make the playoffs. There are many reasons behind this:

    1. The AFC North is on a very down year.
    The Ravens are arguably the worst team over .500 in the league. They are old and injured and are not sure who their starting QB is. Their o-line is very young right now due to the lack of depth and injuries and as well as they are playing right now, I don't know how much longer it will last. The Bengals just plain suck this year. They struggled to beat the Jets. The Steelers are the only contenders in this division because of a well-balanced offense and defense, but Big Ben has to play with much more consistency. I think they will do well and make the playoffs and possibly win a game or two once they are in their, but they are far from their 2004 or 2005 forms.

    2. There schedule is a joke the rest of the way.
    Week 8 Sun, Oct 28 at St. Louis
    Week 9 Sun, Nov 4 Seattle
    Week 10 Sun, Nov 11 at Pittsburgh
    Week 11 Sun, Nov 18 at Baltimore
    Week 12 Sun, Nov 25 Houston
    Week 13 Sun, Dec 2 at Arizona
    Week 14 Sun, Dec 9 at NY Jets
    Week 15 Sun, Dec 16 Buffalo
    Week 16 Sun, Dec 23 at Cincinnati
    Week 17 Sun, Dec 30 San Francisco

    Going 7-3 is not that unlikely with their upcoming schedule. I think their toughest games will be from week 9-11 and if they manage to not get sweep or better yet get 2 of 3, they will have a strong shot at the playoffs.

    The Browns will finish the season 10-6 and make the playoffs. =D


    Originally posted by Halsey
    I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.

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    Is the schedule really that weak? Divisional road games are no joke, especially in the AFC North. You can't guarantee any wins there. St. Louis is not good, but they could certainly win at home. Seattle is good enough to win. Houston (if healthy) poses a big challenge. Arizona is quite competitive. The Jets with Clemens at QB could be a threat to spoil. Buffalo with Edwards at QB is also playing much better.

    If you want to bet on that, go right ahead. I like what the Browns have been doing, but come on...



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    • #3
      I agree Turtlepower. However Roethlisberger has been playing great, its our terrible oline that has him running for his life every play.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Man_Of_Steel View Post
        I agree Turtlepower. However Roethlisberger has been playing great, its our terrible oline that has him running for his life every play.
        Faneca did look like a stud. You guys should pay him whatever he wants because your o-line will be atrocious next year without him.


        Originally posted by Halsey
        I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.

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        • #5
          It's the Browns, doi. I don't expect them to. Although I will admit it does look good, with Pitt being the only team I'd say they definately will lose to.

          But TurtlePower = awesome because he's a non-Browns fan that thinks they don't suck, which is rare.

          Even if they do, they get out 1st game against the Pats or Colts anyway.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Turtlepower View Post
            Faneca did look like a stud. You guys should pay him whatever he wants because your o-line will be atrocious next year without him.
            Wrong. Faneca hasn't been any better than the rest of our O-lineman. He doesn't deserve to be paid superstar money. I'd much rather lock up Ben longer and draft a guard. Faneca and Smith have been an awful left side.

            Our line actually just needs completely fixed.

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            • #7
              Dude, put the pipe down.

              Yes, the Browns are better than in year's past. Yes, they have finally moved into the realm where the playoffs are not ENTIRELY out of the question. However, with bad teams you can't simply look at the schedule and say "oh, that's winnable, that's winnable, that's winnable...." because bad teams can lose any given week. First off, of their 6 games so far, 4 have been at home. They play a brutal 4 roadies in 5 games stretch, which is trouble for any team, let alone a young team trying to turn their franchise around.

              Not only that, look at how they are winning and who they are playing. Barely beat the Dolphins, who have been on a terrible slide. Barely beat the Bengals, who have been downright horrid. Barely beat the Ravens, who are, like you said, a mediocre team at best. Meanwhile, they got their asses handed to them on a platter by the Steelers and the Patriots made fairly short work of them (though it was pretty competitive). Then they played Oakland to a standstill and lost at the end.

              The quality of this team, right now, is in the 7 or 8 win range. A team like that can always get lucky and pull out 9, maybe 10 through a series of fortunate circumstances, or get unlucky and finish with as few as 5 wins through the reverse. But to predict them having 10 wins and/or making the playoffs is unfounded and a little on the dumb side. I say 7 wins right now, though I pray they lose out.
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              He was protecting his self
              Originally posted by tjsunstein
              From what? His leg?
              Originally posted by Paranoidmoonduck
              That leg has had it out for him since day 1.
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              • #8
                Week 8 Sun, Oct 28 at St. Louis - W - OK Gimme win.
                Week 9 Sun, Nov 4 Seattle - L - CLE is not smart enough to win this game.
                Week 10 Sun, Nov 11 at Pittsburgh - L - Dream on.
                Week 11 Sun, Nov 18 at Baltimore - L - Nope not happening this time.
                Week 12 Sun, Nov 25 Houston - L - HOU in a close win.
                Week 13 Sun, Dec 2 at Arizona - L - In ARZ... nah.
                Week 14 Sun, Dec 9 at NY Jets - W - CLE could steal this one if they play lights out.
                Week 15 Sun, Dec 16 Buffalo - L - Better than advertised.
                Week 16 Sun, Dec 23 at Cincinnati - L - CIN will be rollin'
                Week 17 Sun, Dec 30 San Francisco - L - SF actually tries to win even when it negatively affects their draft position. See last year's game vs HOU.

                2-8 is the way I see it.
                Last edited by D-Unit; 10-22-2007, 04:32 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by D-Unit View Post
                  Week 8 Sun, Oct 28 at St. Louis - W - OK Gimme win.
                  Week 9 Sun, Nov 4 Seattle - L - CLE is not smart enough to win this game.
                  Week 10 Sun, Nov 11 at Pittsburgh - L - Dream on.
                  Week 11 Sun, Nov 18 at Baltimore - L - Nope not happening this time.
                  Week 12 Sun, Nov 25 Houston - L - HOU in a close win.
                  Week 13 Sun, Dec 2 at Arizona - L - In ARZ... nah.
                  Week 14 Sun, Dec 9 at NY Jets - W - CLE could steal this one if they play lights out.
                  Week 15 Sun, Dec 16 Buffalo - L - Better than advertised.
                  Week 16 Sun, Dec 23 at Cincinnati - L - CIN will be rollin'
                  Week 17 Sun, Dec 30 San Francisco - L - SF actually tries to win even when it negatively affects their draft position. See last year's game vs HOU.

                  2-8 is the way I see it.
                  Of course that's the way you see it because when Cleveland loses you get a higher draft pick. Keep dreaming.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BrownsTown View Post

                    Even if they do, they get out 1st game against the Pats or Colts anyway.
                    So true. I really feel bad for you AFC teams, you have it reeaally tough the Colts, the Pats are just dominant. Then you have teams like SD, Tennessee, and Pitt who are still a cut above the rest.

                    Good thing SF is in the NFC west, where a .500 record still gives you an outside shot at the playoffs.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by BrownsTown View Post

                      Even if they do, they get out 1st game against the Pats or Colts anyway.
                      No, no. They'll have the pleasure of losing to Pittsburgh in the wildcard round way before they get to one of those two teams.

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                      • #12
                        I like the browns a lot, but I don't think it's gonna happen. Anytime you have a good o-line, and dangerous weapons though, anything can happen.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mqtirishfan View Post
                          No, no. They'll have the pleasure of losing to Pittsburgh in the wildcard round way before they get to one of those two teams.
                          Right right, brain fart.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by no love View Post
                            So true. I really feel bad for you AFC teams, you have it reeaally tough the Colts, the Pats are just dominant. Then you have teams like SD, Tennessee, and Pitt who are still a cut above the rest.

                            Good thing SF is in the NFC west, where a .500 record still gives you an outside shot at the playoffs.
                            Tennessee? Seriously? It's Pats and Colts and then everyone else. Steelers are the closest and are way ahead of the others as well. Titans are overrated.

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                            • #15
                              I agree that 7-8 wins is probably the most likely scenario, but as DMW said, that's just a few upsets away from the playoffs. It's not very likely but it's not a totally ridiculous claim either.

                              I'll say this, I think the Browns have as good of a chance at the playoffs as the Broncos do.


                              Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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