We're almost halfway through the NFL season, and the Cleveland Browns are the only winless team at 0-7. Will they run the table of misery and join the 2008 Detroit Lions
as the only 0-16 teams in NFL history? Let's explore.
Optimists will say, "hey, chief, cut the Browns some slack, they lost some pretty close games this season." True*
, but let's slap the fattest asterisk available on that. They did lose three games by less than seven points, but each of those were to absolute garbage squads (Ravens, Dolphins, Titans). The Ravens have lost four in a row and are terrible, the Dolphins have only snuck out a few wins because opposing defenses are just now reviewing tape on how to stop running back Jay Ajayi (plus the Fins have Ryan Tannehill, who is terrible), and the Titans are terrible because no further explanation is necessary.
Looking ahead, the Browns are underdogs for all nine of their remaining games (schedule of teams they'll be losing to
). To be fair, they were pegged as underdogs for every single game
before the start of the season. Not to mention they’re working on their sixth quarterback of the year
. Time to give Johnny Football a call? Well, someone
needs to run out of their own end-zone (à la Dan Orlovsky
) to put a stamp on this soon-to-be 0-16 turd.
Is it time Browns fans to quit on their team? Yes. Their coach already has