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Do You Think The Browns Can Win The AFC North In 2019?

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Joey007, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Joey007

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    First off this is much easier said than done. With the Browns, seeing is believing.

    I’m looking at the rest of the AFC North though. I see Pittsburgh’s soap opera continuing, I think Jackson will be exposed this year, and the Bengals are still the Bengals.

    The Browns are suddenly a very talented team with great young players scattered throughout their roster. I think they can do it.
     
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    I think they will fall off again.
     
  3. 50-yard-line

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    Sure. Pittsburgh is still the hurdle, with a proven QB, but the Brown/Bell/overall diva attitude of that franchise seems to be eating up a lot of energy there.

    Baltimore is the best-coached team in the division, so they'll always hang around, but I'm nowhere near sold on Lamar Jackson.

    Cincy is...Cincy.

    So why not?
     
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    Bengals suck & need a rebuild (AJ Green where you at)

    Ravens have a low upside offense that lacks receivers & an accurate QB.

    I’m skeptical how good the Steelers offense will be without Brown.

    Browns can definitely compete for the division.
     
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    They’re the Browns, something will go catastrophically wrong.
     
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  6. Steve:Section 102

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    I am on the record as saying I don't like Mayfield and his antics, but the dude can legit play.

    For these reasons, I say yes. Pencil me in, but their schedule is brutal.

    Home:
    Ravens
    Bengals
    Steelers
    Dolphins
    Bills
    Seahawks
    Rams
    Titans

    Away:
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    Bengals
    Steelers
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    9-7 would be successful, and might be enough in that division. 10-6 would be a winnah!
     
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    102 Pat Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I think they are another year away from winning the North but I wouldn't be surprised to see them be in contention.
     
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    Arguably, if they had fired their coach earlier and/or installed Mayfield as the starter in training camp, they would have won the division this past year

    They can, for sure, given the dysfunction in PITT & CIN as well as BALT's lack of O.
     
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    I've been saying they could since they drafted Mayfield. They were a playoff team this year if not for Hue.
     
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  10. Joey007

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    It’s essentially the disclaimer here.
     

  11. Joey007

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    I don’t think that’s super brutal.

    First off I don’t see why they can’t go 4-2 in the division by sweeping Cincy, and splitting with the other two.
     
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    Away:
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    Bengals W
    Steelers L
    Jets W
    Patriots L
    Cardinals W
    49ers W
    Broncos W
     
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    The Browns can do it if Pitt doesn’t have A. Brown and J. Brown walks through the Browns brown door!
     
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    It's there to be had ... if their coaches don't screw it up.
     
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    Initially, I’d have said « yes », but too often, these teams show a little and revert to LoserVille.

    New coach, awful ownership, film on sophomore QB... I know both the Ravens and Steelers have their share of issues, but I still view them as « tough teams ». And with two of those in the same division, it’ll not be easy to be 1st.

    I think the AFCN is the most interesting 2019 division.
     
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    Give them a win vs. Baltimore at home and I can pretty much agree with this.
     
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    I think they will because of Baker.

    Sometimes QBs come into the league and they won't let you lose. He showed me enough to make me think he's that guy.
     
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    ... and that would 10-6 and good enough.
     
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  19. Steve:Section 102

    Steve:Section 102 In the Starting Line-Up

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    nah. that doesn't happen.
     
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    It’s possible, but the Steelers have ate their lunch for years now. So once they prove they can beat (not tie) them I’ll take notice
     
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