Tag Archives: AFC North

Five Bold Predictions: Cleveland Browns, Baker and Beckham

Five Bold Predictions for the Cleveland Browns

Frank Ammirante | May 17th, 2020

Entering the 2019 season, the Cleveland Browns were one of the most hyped teams in football. The acquisition of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the continued development of promising quarterback Baker Mayfield created high expectations for the team. The Browns finished the season as the biggest disappointment in the league – poor coaching, porous offensive line play, and regression from Mayfield resulted in a 6-10 record. Fresh off a strong offseason, the Browns look poised to deliver on last year’s expectations in 2020. Here are five bold, but attainable predictions for the Cleveland Browns. 

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Early 2020 Win/Loss Projections: AFC North 

Brady Podloski, Sam Schneider, Steve Seufert | May 9th, 2020

The AFC North is a battle for the top spot year in and out. With young quarterbacks like Joe Burrow, Baker Mayfield, and Lamar Jackson the division looks to have a promising and entertaining year. With the return of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers may return to their old winning form. The AFC North division has some of the best rivalries and hardest-hitting football which always makes for close games. Additionally, there is an extra playoff spot, of which means the AFC North could see three of its teams in the playoffs. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Missed Opportunities

Joey Bag of Donuts | February 21st, 2019

The Pittsburgh Steelers went 13-3 in 2017 and many predicted they would be one of the top teams in the AFC. Instead, they didn’t even make the playoffs. What happened?

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A New Leaf is Turning in the AFC North

Hunter Neel | October 6th, 2018

With the NFL season already a quarter of the way through, it is time to check up on some of the top divisions around the league. The crazy thing…the AFC North was not thought of as a top division in football at all entering the season. It’s crazy how fast team turnover can be in the NFL.

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 2018 Season Preview

Oscar Rzodkiewicz | August 25th, 2018

The Pittsburgh Steelers look to rebound after a disappointing end to an otherwise successful campaign in 2017 after being bounced in the AFC Divisional Round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers offensive core remains in tact, but the problematic defensive woes may not be remedied just yet. The clock is ticking on franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger, and the Steelers need to utilize the time remaining in his deteriorating body before possibly falling back into the cellar of the league.

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Cleveland Browns: 2018 Season Preview

Oscar Rzodkiewicz | August 23rd, 2018

The Cleveland Browns’ infamously ugly 2017 campaign felt like a punctuation for an organization that has been littered with dysfunction and poor play since its (re)inception in 1999. The Browns have won just four contests since 2015, and the team knows it needs to push harder this season in a division that features far fewer top-tier threats than in years past. After some massive roster shake-ups and multiple early round picks, the Browns look to rewrite the narrative of a franchise that buried itself in the cellar of the NFL and hasn’t seen much light since.

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Cincinnati Bengals: 2018 Season Preview

Givanni Damico | August 22nd, 2018

The Cincinnati Bengals have been spiraling downward the last two seasons. They don’t seem to be heading in the right direction either. But we all know how the NFL landscape can change from year to year. Will 2018 finally be the year that Marvin Lewis and Andy Dalton win a playoff game?

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Baltimore Ravens: 2018 Season Preview

Oscar Rzodkiewicz | August 20th, 2018

For three straight seasons, the Baltimore Ravens have been watching the NFL playoffs from their couches, and their magical 2012 Super Bowl run feels like a distant memory. After opening up the checkbook for some key additions on both sides of the ball, Baltimore looks to challenge the defending AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers and return to the playoff picture.

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