Wednesday, August 31, 2011
AFC North Homers of the Week
By James Walker
We have a pair of Cleveland Browns fans who are our latest "Homers of the Week" in the AFC North blog.
Mike from Ashtabula, Ohio, writes: You don't know football or you got your head too far up Baltimore or Pittsburgh's rear end. Cleveland is the best team in the division this year by far. One reason is neither Pittsburgh nor Baltimore can stop the West Coast offense.
Sean McKenzie from Van Wert, Ohio, writes: When you look at the Browns schedule, I can see the Browns going 10-6 if Peyton Manning plays or 11-5 if Manning doesn't play. We will sweep the NFC West and sweep the Bengals. That's six wins. We beat the Dolphins, Jaguars, Titans and Raiders. The Browns will lose to both the Steelers and Ravens twice (4 losses). Anything can happen on any given Sunday.
Walker: Mike and Sean, I've never seen so much excitement about a Browns team that's 1-2 in the preseason. Cleveland is showing some good things in exhibition games, but let's not go overboard. The Browns still have a long way to go before they are AFC North champs and an 11-win team. Also, Sean, why are Browns fans (and Bengals fans) talking about sweeping the NFC West like Cleveland and Cincinnati are powerhouses. Every team in the NFC West except Arizona won more games than the Bengals and Browns last year. There are no such things as easy games for four- and five-win teams. Congrats on being our AFC North "Homers of the Week."