Through the first 12 weeks of the 2013 NFL regular season, the Cleveland Browns are just 4-7 on the year. Remarkably, they are still in the playoff hunt thanks to the AFC having five outstanding playoff locks and then a bunch of mediocre clubs. After losing to Pittsburgh last weekend, can Cleveland somehow rattle off four or five wins in the final month of the season?
It looks as though right now an 8-8 record, with some help, can earn a playoff spot this season. That means the Browns can only afford to lose one more game. To be on the safe side, they should probably win out and finish 9-7. Does that sound impossible? Most Cleveland fans would certainly think so, but if they can beat Jacksonville next weekend and then steal a game against a superior New England, they could start building momentum. Teams can get hot at the right time, and the play of fantasy football standout receivers Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron could help them score just enough points (if a quarterback can get them the ball).
The loss to Pittsburgh in Week 12 might be the nail in the coffin for some, but if Cleveland could in fact finish strong, they would have a Week 17 matchup on the road against the Steelers. It’s a long shot, especially with all of the trouble they have had when it comes to finding reliable quarterback play, but crazier things have happened.
With a struggling offense that has very few individual fantasy football stars, Cleveland is going to have to utilize their solid defense to get anything going in December. Just about everyone feels that the loss to Pittsburgh effectively eliminates the Browns in 2013, but the AFC is still mediocre enough for them to pull off a shocker and sneak into the playoffs with a December to remember.
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