Browns favored to start 2-0 for first time since 1993

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If the Browns beat the Jets on Sunday, they’ll do something Cleveland hasn’t done since Bill Belichick was the head coach: Start the season 2-0.

The Browns are 1-0 for the first time since 2004, and if they beat the Jets they’ll be 2-0 for the first time since 1993, the season when Belichick made the shocking decision to release quarterback Bernie Kosar in favor of Vinny Testaverde.

Cleveland is a 6-point favorite on Sunday against a Jets team that did not look good in Week One, so there’s every reason to believe the Browns will reach 2-0.

Of course, a 2-0 start is no guarantee of a good season. Those 1993 Browns started 3-0 and were 5-2 when Belichick cut Kosar, but they went into a steep decline for the rest of the season and finished 7-9.

13 responses to “Browns favored to start 2-0 for first time since 1993

  1. Nothing would make me happier then the browns go 7-4 and Watson come back for them to finish 8-9

  2. Analytics says that as long as the Browns win this week and don’t cut a player named Bernie or Kosar they should make the playoffs. And analytics don’t lie.

  3. “If Jacoby Brisket isn’t tasked to make the team come from behind, they def have a shot”

    You mean like Sunday against the Panthers?

  4. Under BB, bringing them out of a huge hole that Modell and Bud Carson had Cleveland in, going 11-5 in 1994 and a SB favorite in 1995.

    Facts. History. Reality.

    Watch the Browns lose. lol

  5. It seems nearly every article has already declared the Browns the winner of this game. I sure hope Stefanski does not let the team be complacent.

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