The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all of the Cleveland Browns news you need to know, including a look at a planning quirk that hasn’t been around in 30 years
It’s been almost a week since the NFL released the 2021 schedule, but there’s still a lot to talk about when it comes to what that is Cleveland Browns will face.
We all discussed who to face and when. We looked at which opponents will be tough and which games will be problematic. But there are other elements as well.
For example, there is a very rare quirk in their schedule that has not been seen in 30 years. It’s not necessarily a good or bad thing, just an oddity that is incredibly rare.
“The Cleveland Browns have the most interesting thing about them, and that’s because they’re going to do something that no NFL team has done in 30 years: they can play the same opponent in a row.”
In week 12, the Browns play against the Baltimore Ravens and then take week 13 off. This is a very late bye week that might help them rest up for the stretch run, but the strange thing is that in week 14 they are back up against Baltimore.
This could be a big turnaround at AFC North as long as these are the two clubs fighting for the division – and it really benefits Cleveland as they have a week to prepare for the rematch while Baltimore is ahead of the second game after Pittsburgh will be traveling.
The last time this happened was in 1991 when the San Diego Chargers and Seahawks played in consecutive games. It was so long ago that these teams are now attending different conferences and one in a new city.
“After a very good season, the word ‘analytics’ is no longer a dirty word for Brown’s fans. Instead, fans hope the new direction builds on the work of Brown and his successor, John Dorsey. “
The Browns are all about analytics as they should be. And with the success of 2021, Müller rightly says that it is no longer a word that fans should be afraid to hear.
Nick Swanson examines which Browns players are most likely to win major accolades in the NFL in the 2021 season.
ESPN released their statistical projections for 2021 and OBJ is one that is with a sub-par projection. Of course, his 2020 ACL violation is a factor, but he could still beat those numbers.