With their win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Cleveland Browns clinched their first non-losing season in 13 years.
With their 27-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns improved their file to 8-3.
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That signifies that for the primary time since 2007, the Browns are assured to complete the yr with a non-losing file.
A trivial distinction? Maybe. However for a franchise that has endured as a lot shedding as Cleveland has, the top of a 12-year run of shedding seasons is noteworthy nonetheless.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, nonetheless, wasn’t able to have a good time the importance of his crew’s newest victory, pointing as a substitute to his week-to-week mindset.
“We’re simply attempting to go 1-Zero every week,” Stefanski stated in his postgame press convention. “We get to eight [wins] and now we have a bunch extra video games to go. We’re actually not involved with the previous.
Which may be the case/ Nonetheless, it would be powerful responsible any Browns fan for having a look on the NFL standings and feeling good about Cleveland’s likelihood of constructing the playoffs for the primary time for the reason that 2002 season.
Coupling the Browns’ win with losses by the Las Vegas Raiders and Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Cleveland improved its standing in an AFC Wild Card race that regarded too crowded for consolation simply two weeks in the past. As of Sunday, the Browns are presently slotted for the AFC’s first of three Wild Card spots.
As Stefanski alluded to, there’s nonetheless loads of season forward, beginning with a key two-game stretch in opposition to a pair of fellow AFC contenders within the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens. However even when their head coach is just keen to look week-to-week, it isn’t onerous to see that this season has the potential to be one thing particular.
“We nonetheless have not performed our greatest ball but and I really imagine that,” quarterback Baker Mayfield stated. “However I really feel like we’re enhancing on the proper time. And so for us to proceed to enhance and discover methods to win at this level within the yr, I believe is an important factor.”