Browns 2017 Schedule: Better Than Last Year (Which is Not Saying Much)

Doug Upstone

Thursday, April 27, 2017 8:03 PM UTC

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017 8:03 PM UTC

When you stink like Cleveland, your NFL schedule at least in terms of time is predictable. The Browns will play every Sunday at 1:00 Eastern, except for trip to England and to face the L.A. Chargers.

Only someone with too much money and sense of humor would purchase a ticket for Cleveland to be AFC champions (+10,000 odds at 5Dimes) or Super Bowls winner (+32,500). However, making either bet for a buck is worth a few laughs with friends.

Cleveland was 1-15 (3-12-1 ATS) in 2016 and they nearly crushed the soul of head coach Hue Jackson. (If you Google - Browns head coach - it shows Jackson in Oakland Raiders jacket. hashtag #toofunny) Jackson poured his heart and soul into this young mostly untalented team and can only hope they improve and every draft choice can make a contribution.

In making NFL picks, choosing Cleveland will not be a popular choice, so let's focus on contests MAYBE they could win.

The Browns first good chances for a victory are Weeks 4 and 5 with Cincinnati and the New York Jets in town. The Bengals have the talent to survive, but not sure Gang Green does, having many of the same offensive problems as Cleveland, namely at the quarterback position.

Next is a home game against Jacksonville in Week 11. The Jaguars have more playmakers, yet have been just as feeble as the Browns overall and at the very least Cleveland should have a chance against the NFL odds.

The Browns lone victory was over San Diego last year and this time they will meet the Chargers up the road in Los Angeles in Week 13 and that's 30,000 stadium will probably be two-thirds full for this anticipated (?) confrontation.

Finally, on Christmas Eve, Chicago fans will want Jay Cutler back after a season of QB Mike Glennon and just maybe the Browns can give themselves a present at Soldier Field.

At best Cleveland wins three times, but we will call for at least 5-11 ATS record.

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