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The last time the Browns and 49ers did battle was in December of 2007. Chris Weinke was the quarterback for San Francisco, while Brady Quinn was doing his best impression of a capable quarterback for Cleveland.
Since then, both franchises have taken similar paths through mediocrity and will both have the opportunity to put themselves in great position with a victory in Week 8.
Cleveland comes out strong in this game as they look to put the embarrassment of their loss to Seattle behind them. Colt McCoy is beginning to become very comfortable with his receivers and looks as if he may turn to corner towards becoming one of the better quarterbacks in the league very soon.
On the other side of the ball, coach Harbaugh is steaming at the poor performance of his defensive front. San Francisco's lackluster approach to free agency has haunted them throughout the season, as their expectations have been slightly diverted by their poor defensive play. However, Frank Gore and a solid rotation of quarterbacks have kept them in the mix in an underachieving AFC West division.
Final Score Prediction:
Cleveland hands the 49ers an embarrassing loss and is getting closer to holding a position of power in the AFC North. McCoy is showing the fruits of his labor throughout the summer months and is finally gaining some respect around the rest of the NFL.
Overall Record: 4-3