The Path To 0-16: Cleveland
Start writing a post

The Path To 0-16: Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns haven't had a good year, and it has the potential to be worse.

The Path To 0-16: Cleveland
Everything Doormats

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns fell to a 0-10 record on the current NFL season. The team is currently on pace to have the fifth winless season in NFL history. Of the four previous teams, the Detroit Lions, in the 2008 season, were the only team to have a 0-16 season. In addition, this 0-10 start is the worst start for any Cleveland Browns team in the franchise history. There are seven weeks left in the NFL season and the Browns play in six of those weeks. So let’s examine the chances that the Cleveland Browns avoid the dreaded winless season.

Week 11: Sorry! Try again next week.

In “Big” Ben Roethlisberger’s career against the Cleveland Browns, he is 18-2. Both of Roethlisberger’s two losses came in Cleveland, but in one loss the Steelers had no run game, which hasn’t been the case most of the season. Yes, the Steelers as an offensive unit have been struggling in recent weeks, but it is hard to believe that this Cleveland defense will be able to put together enough stops that would allow this game to stay competitive. Maybe there is a chance they can get the ‘W’ next week.

Week 12: Ooooh, you almost had it!

The New York Giants have been a mediocre team this year, but the pass defense for the Cleveland Browns has been absolutely atrocious. The Browns are in the bottom third of every important pass defense category and when matched up against one of the best wide receiving corps in the NFL, it’ll be a long day for the Cleveland secondary. However, the Giants defense may possibly allow the Browns to stay in the game, but a late touchdown pass may seal the fate for another loss for the Cleveland Browns.

Week 13: Bye Week

Maybe go to a Cavilers game. Experience what it is like to win a game for a change, you deserve it. You guys are loyal fans for sticking it out with such a terrible team year after year. Reward yourself.

Week 14: Bye week magic?

The Cincinnati Bengals are coming to town and this gives the Browns another opportunity to get a win. The bye week should allow this team to prepare for the Bengals and potentially make this a close game. In their earlier matchup this year, the Browns stayed in the game until midway through the third quarter, but when the Bengals kept their foot down and extended their lead by ten to go on and eventually end up with a 14 point Browns loss. Maybe a good study of the tape from the first matchup this season will allow the Browns to get their first win in week fourteen?

Week 15: This one might be ugly.

The Buffalo Bills have had one of the best defenses in the league this year. A team that is as turnover prone as the Browns will struggle mightily on the road against this defense. The Browns will likely have issues with keeping possession of the ball and putting drives together. This is going to be a hard one to watch for any football fan in general, let alone a Browns fan. Just know that one of the best opportunities you have will come next week.

Week 16: The glimmer of hope.

The San Diego Chargers have one of the worst defenses in the league, which is why this week is probably the Browns best chances for them to earn that elusive win. However, this means that the defense will have to show up and make a couple of stops against the Chargers offense; this will end up as a very close game. So hold out hope Browns fans and circle this game on your calendar because if you want to watch a Browns win, this will be the one Sunday that you are going to want to sit down and watch the game.

Week 17: No New Year's magic.

The Browns play their final game of the year on New Year's Day 2017, but I doubt the magic and hope of a new year will get them that win. Chances are the Pittsburgh Steelers will pull their starters at some point in this game unless playoff seeding is on the line to avoid any injury. However, the Browns probably can’t keep from getting in their own way and will give this game away to the Steelers at some point. Better start planning that 0-16 victory parade because if the Cleveland Browns don’t win before this week seventeen matchup, there is no hope to get the win in their season finale. Ben Roethlisberger has never lost a home start to the Browns and I doubt that it happens on New Years 2017.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments