Browns above .500 for the first time in 84 games


William Hyatt

For the first time in 84 games dating back to 2014, the Browns are above .500 ( more wins than losses).   The Browns started the season with a loss to the Baltimore Ravens who are supposed to be one of the top teams in the NFL this year.  The following two weeks the Browns beat the Bengals and Washington Football Team which put them over the .500 mark.

For most football teams, this would not be the biggest deal, but because of the Browns track record it is a huge deal to Cleveland.   Cleveland Browns fans have been through a lot of ups and downs in the past, but mostly downs.

This includes an 0-16 season, many first overall picks have gone to waste, and a revolving door of quarterbacks and coaches.  On a positive note, Joe Thomas retired as one of the best linemen in NFL history and a couple of good first-round picks here and there.

Through all these ups and downs most, if not all, Browns fans have stayed surprisingly loyal.  In other towns, many fans may have gone and rooted for other teams because of their loss of fate.

In the past couple of years, the Browns have made a huge comeback, acquiring some very key players to make this improvement possible.  These players include Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry, Myley Garret, Nick Chubb, and Backer Mayfield.  All of them bring something special to the plate.

“The last season there were still a lot of troubles even with these amazing players.  A lot of people believe it was because of the coach Freddie Kitchens, but just as many people believe it was because of bad chemistry between many great players,” said junior Dominic Toledo of Rocky River High School.

Now with the team energy at an all-time high after last week’s win, we can hope for a good rest of the season.