Post by cabbageboy on Dec 17, 2017 11:00:27 GMT -5
Yeah but the Ravens themselves weren't any good in 2007, only a 5-11 team that got Brian Billick fired. Right now the Ravens desperately need victories and with the Browns, Colts, and Bengals left there's no reason why the Ravens shouldn't finish 10-6 and make the playoffs.
That said, I bet the Browns will find a way to win 1 lame game this year. They surely won't win today, but the next two weeks are the Bears and Steelers. It is entirely possible the Steelers may have either home field throughout wrapped up, or will be the #2 seed with nothing on the line that last week. As such they could rest starters and thus the Browns would have a shot. And the Bears suck anyway, so the Browns could feasibly win that.
The Browns are an anti dynasty. The past 3 years they have been 3-13, 1-15, and this year so far are 0-13. Differentials? -154, -188, and -132 so far this year. They had one not so awful year in 2014, going 7-9 (though still finishing last in a tough division). Before that they had 6 straight seasons of either 4-5 wins, which is remarkably bad consistency. Getting back to 2007, the Browns actually did win 10 games that year but missed the playoffs on a tiebreaker. So if anyone says Romeo Crennel was a terrible head coach, you can always counter with "Yeah, but he actually won 10 games with the BROWNS."