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The Cleveland Browns' 2023-24 campaign will be remembered as a season of "what ifs." What if Deshaun Watson had been healthy and performed like the Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback he was while with the Houston Texans? What if Nick Chubb hadn't broken his leg in Week 2 during that tough loss to the Steelers under the lights of Monday Night Football? What if the defense had stayed close to full strength for all 17 games? Despite these setbacks, Kevin Stefanski’s squad still managed to secure a playoff spot before being eliminated by the Houston Texans in a one-sided 45-14 loss in the wild-card round. Even with these challenges, the Browns, led by their stifling defense and an unexpected late-season surge from Joe Flacco, surpassed their 9-game season win total and cashed in as even-money odds choices to make the playoffs.

In the end, the Browns were carried by their defense. Led by Defensive POY Award winner Myles Garrett, the unit racked up 49 sacks and forced the league’s fourth most takeaways (28). This resulted in allowing a league-best 270.2 yards per game, with the secondary ranking No. 1 in allowing fewer than 165 yards per game, though they conceded 1.4 passing touchdowns per game (No. 22). The defense faltered towards the end of the season, allowing 27 or more points in five of their final eight games. Fortunately, the offense stepped up, securing wins in half of those contests. Upper management reports that Watson looks like his old self in OTAs, while Chubb is progressing well in his rehab after tearing both his ACL and MCL. Despite this, GM Andrew Berry bolstered the running back room in the offseason, given the uncertainty of Chubb’s return. The wide receiver corps also received a boost with the addition of Jerry Jeudy, who is looking to revitalize his NFL career after underperforming in Denver. Despite these changes, Cleveland is not seen as a serious threat to win Super Bowl LIX, nor are they expected to challenge the Ravens or Bengals for division supremacy.

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2024 Cleveland Browns Futures Odds
ODDS TO WIN 2024 AFC +2050

Even with Chubb sidelined for most of the season, the Browns' rushing attack still managed to thrive with Jerome Ford and Kareem Hunt leading the charge out of the backfield. By the end of the season, Cleveland averaged 118.6 rushing yards per game (No. 12), though they only managed 3.9 yards per carry (No. 26). The offensive line did its best to hold up, even with an integral piece like Jedrick Wills Jr. also landing on IR. He will return for the 2024-25 campaign, along with Jack Conklin, who started only one game before a season-ending IR stint. Given the health concerns along the offensive line, upper management brought in reinforcements through free agency and the NFL Draft to enhance the unit's depth. The running back room also became more competitive with the additions of Nyheim Hines and D’Onta Foreman, who will join Jerome Ford and Pierre Strong until Chubb is ready to return. If the injury bug steers clear of Cleveland Browns Stadium in 2024-25, the running game is likely to play a significant role in their offensive strategy.

The league’s top pass defense from last year returns completely intact. Denzel Ward and Martin Emerson Jr. will continue to man the starting cornerback positions, while Grant Delpit and Juan Thornhill are lined up at the safety spots. With the run defense proving to be the Achilles' heel of the unit, the front office made several moves in both free agency and the draft to bolster overall play and depth. Ohio State’s Mike Hall Jr. and Quinton Jefferson were brought in to strengthen the tackle positions, while Devin Bush, formerly of Seattle, was signed to enhance the linebacker corps. The hope is that these additions will improve a run defense that allowed 105.5 yards per game (No. 11) and 4.2 yards per carry (No. 18), along with just under a rushing touchdown per game (No. 19). Noticeable improvement against the run will be crucial for the Browns as they aim to compete in the AFC North, which is filled with formidable rushing attacks.

Unlike the Ravens and Bengals, the Browns aren't receiving the same level of respect from oddsmakers or the NFL betting market early in the offseason. While Baltimore and Cincinnati are favored contenders, Cleveland's odds of winning the Super Bowl stand at a more enticing +4430, and their odds of representing the AFC in Super Bowl LIX are 22-1. The Ravens and Bengals are nearly even favorites to win the AFC North, but the Browns' odds of securing their first division title since 1989 clock in at +550. Their season win total is set at 8.5 games, similar to the Steelers, but with heavier -130 vig aligned with the over. Despite finishing third in the division last season, the Browns made it to the postseason. As a result, they face one of the tougher schedules, currently ranked as the third toughest by Sharp Football Analysis. Nine of their 17 games will take place on the road, and seven of their opponents are currently favored to make the playoffs. Last season, the Browns exceeded expectations by winning 11 regular-season games, surpassing their 9-game win total. For that level of success to be repeated or exceeded in 2024-25, many things would have to go right, given the numerous questions heading into the thick of the offseason.

Cleveland Browns Schedule & Results

Week 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys - -
Week 2 at Jacksonville Jaguars - -
Week 3 vs. New York Giants - -
Week 4 at Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 5 at Washington Commanders - -
Week 6 at Philadelphia Eagles - -
Week 7 vs. Cincinnati Bengals - -
Week 8 vs. Baltimore Ravens - -
Week 9 vs. Los Angeles Chargers - -
Week 10 BYE WEEK
Week 11 at New Orleans Saints - -
Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - -
Week 13 at Denver Broncos - -
Week 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers - -
Week 15 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - -
Week 16 at Cincinnati Bengals - -
Week 17 vs. Miami Dolphins - -
Week 18 at Baltimore Ravens - -

Since their return to the NFL, the Browns have only three playoff appearances.

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Cleveland Browns Past Seasons (2000)

2023 11-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2022 7-10 None
2021 8-9 None
2020 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2019 6-10 None
2018 7-8-1 None
2017 0-16 None
2016 1-15 None
2015 3-13 None
2014 7-9 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 5-11 None
2011 4-12 None
2010 5-11 None
2009 5-11 None
2008 4-12 None
2007 10-6 None
2006 4-12 None
2005 6-10 None
2004 4-12 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2001 7-9 None
2000 3-13 None

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