Predicting the 2012 regular season record for the Cleveland Browns is a little like predicting when the world is going to end. Everyone has an opinion, and no one really likes what you are saying.
With games against the AFC West and NFC East, the Cleveland Browns face the third toughest schedule in the NFL.
Cleveland finished the 2011 season with a record of 4-12. That 4-12 mark was against the third easiest schedule in the NFL.
Heading into the 2012 season, Browns officials and fans have a sense of cautious confidence.
Coming off a draft that landed the Browns their best running back since the days of Jim Brown in Trent Richardson, an apparent starting quarterback in Brandon Weeden, a speedy wide receiver in Travis Benjamin and a starting right tackle in Mitchell Schwartz, Cleveland still faces many question marks and a tough road in 2012.
In 2012, Cleveland will play the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants and a Peyton Manning led Denver Broncos team on the road. They will also face perennial playoff teams such as the Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs while at home. This is all while the games against the AFC North continue to not get any easier. The playoff caliber Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens will prove to once again be intimidating foes for the Cleveland franchise.