2009 Season Outlook
Mistake by the Lake no more. We're going to play defense successfully. We're going to run the ball. We're going to have a positive turnover ratio. Now being realistic, I think that we form the mold of a successful team for 2010 and beyond. Skeptics may say "Oh, that's just classic Cleveland", but we have the pieces to produce a good first year of a new team.
Division champion continuity is not exactly known in the NFC North. Nevermind the quarterback fiasco, Minnesota runs the ball. Expect this man, John Sullivan, to get a lot of face time with Shawn Rogers. Browns shut down the run game and win a home opener.
@ Denver Broncos
Ah, ex-Belichick coordinators throw down. Except this time, they've coached together. Kyle Orton is a good quarterback, however the Denver is a long way away from the Orange Crush. I'll be at this game with my buddy, so I'll witness the first Browns road victory of the season.
I'm curious about this one. Matt Birk is an elite center on a run happy team, and I think they take this win at home. As good as it is beating them in their back yard, I only say that we lose this one because of their homefield.
Ah, the Toilet Bowl!! I think this will be a defensive game and they steal this one away from us. They have changed defensively and this year they should really peak, so I think that they snatch one from us at home.
@ Buffalo Bills
Wow, on the road again. I think Buffalo is a talented team and they could make a splash this year. However, I think Robert Royal sticks it to his old team and we shut the Bills down for the 3rd time in 3 years. It will all be a matter of containing Lynch better than we did last year.
@ Pittsburgh Steelers
Pittsburgh. This won't be the Week 17 loss of last year. We're going to compete and play hard. Pittsburgh is a good team, and I think they will beat win this but by the closest of margins.
Green Bay Packers
You want to go from a 4-3 that blew a lot of games last year to a 3-4 using two rookies at very key positions? In the Dawg Pound it ain't gonna happen.
@ Chicago Bears
I think the Bears will be a team worth watching in the NFC. In a down year with a bad defense, they went 9-7. Won't happen this year. We hang in there, but we're still building our team.
4-4 at the break
Veterans day is coming up, don't forget to thank those who've served.
Two weeks of preparation and we're at home in the limelight? We shut them down in a convincing manner and we don't lose at home the remainder of the year. Art, you will rue the day you left this.
@ Detroit Lions
I do believe they'll be better than last year, but in this case the Great Lakes Battle will be heavily one sided.
@ Cincinnati Bengals
The Browns start heating up and we march right into Cinci and take this game. Listen carefully, the calls for Lewis are coming... Oh, and your chili sucks too.
Special guest appearance by Marty himself... A top notch team for this year, this should be one of the more embarrassing defeats for the Browns. But as long as we come out healthy, I think it'll be good enough. Our playoff chances are slipping, but we're still fusing as a team. Either way, we're resting up for Thursday night...
The streak ends here. The Dawg Pound will be ferocious this night. Expect chants about "Sixburgh" and whatever else, but Pittsburgh won't even take the lead in this game.
Kansas City Chiefs
KC has a new coach, quarterback and surprisingly good defense this year. A hangover loss for us coming off the Pittsburgh game, but I believe KC will be hungry fighting for a possible playoff spot this week. I still find it funny the Kansas City Chiefs will be rocking the Dallas Texans look this year.
I wonder if Al Davis realizes that when he dies, this franchise just may return to glory. Let's thank Rob Ryan in this win as we take care of Oakland.
What's likely to possibly become the Los Angelos Jaguars, this team has a history of beating cold weather teams in the playoff atmosphere IN cold weather. I think that all the AFC Wild Card spots will be sewn up, but we come just short of a win here. Please, Cleveland, let's not do another Bottle Gate.
9-7.... 2010 the Browns are AFC North Champions.