Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns

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Standings Prediction

Will stay at #4
The Browns will hold their position in their division.
NFL #16/16
IronRank #16/16
AFC North
NFL #4/4
IronRank #4/4

Browns Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Philadelphia Eagles at Eagles LOSS 29-10 LOSS
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
Baltimore Ravens vs Ravens LOSS 20-25 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 25
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins LOSS 30-24 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
Washington Redskins at Redskins LOSS 31-20 LOSS
Week 5
Sunday, Oct 9
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS 13-33 LOSS
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
Tennessee Titans at Titans LOSS 28-26 LOSS
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Cincinnati Bengals at Bengals LOSS 31-17 LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
New York Jets vs Jets LOSS 28-31 LOSS
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
Dallas Cowboys vs Cowboys LOSS 10-35 LOSS
Week 10
Thursday, Nov 10
Baltimore Ravens at Ravens LOSS 28-7 LOSS
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 20
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Steelers LOSS 9-24 LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
New York Giants vs Giants LOSS 13-27 LOSS
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Cincinnati Bengals vs Bengals LOSS 10-23 LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Buffalo Bills at Bills LOSS 33-13 LOSS
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
San Diego Chargers vs Chargers LOSS 20-17 WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Pittsburgh Steelers at Steelers LOSS 27-24 LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

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How the Browns compare to the teams within their conference


#15 Browns
Great passing by the Browns:
206 yds Jan 1, 2017 at Steelers
285 yds Nov 27, 2016 vs Giants
242 yds Sep 18, 2016 vs Ravens


#7 Browns
Great rushing by the Browns:
231 yds Jan 1, 2017 at Steelers
232 yds Dec 27, 2015 at Chiefs
94 yds Dec 20, 2015 at Seahawks

red zone performance

#13 Browns
Great red zone performance by the Browns:
75% Oct 16, 2016 at Titans
100% Oct 9, 2016 vs Patriots
50% Dec 27, 2015 at Chiefs

scoring points

#17 Browns
High points scored by the Browns:
24 pts Jan 1, 2017 at Steelers
28 pts Oct 30, 2016 vs Jets
24 pts Sep 25, 2016 at Dolphins

Browns Stats

How the Browns compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
of 32
Rushing Offense
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
of 32
Fumbles Caused
of 32
of 32
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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The Cleveland Browns are a member of the NFL’s American Football Conference. The Browns initially began play in 1946 as a member of the newly formed All America Football Conference (AAFC) and were named after their original head coach Paul Brown. Brown was considered the father of modern football and led the Browns to the AAFC Championship in all four seasons before the league folded in 1949. The Browns then moved to the NFL where they continued to be very successful.  

Between 1950 and 1955, they reached the NFL championship game each year and won the championship on three occasions. In 1957, the Browns drafted fullback Jim Brown, who quickly emerged as a star. Jim Brown led the NFL in rushing in all but one season he played. In 1958, Brown gained 1,527 rushing yards which was almost twice that of his closest competitor and an NFL record at that time.

However, during the 1960’s, the relationship between head coach Paul Brown and fullback Jim Brown became strained. Jim Brown, along with some other players, did not agree with Paul Brown’s disciplinarian tactics and, in 1963, team owner Art Modell terminated Paul Brown from his coaching and general manager positions. The Browns won the NFL championship the following season and qualified for the playoffs three more times during the 1960’s. However, they failed to reach the Super Bowl, which began in 1966.

The Browns fell into mediocrity during much of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. In 1985, the club drafted quarterback Bernie Kosar who lead the franchise to three AFC championship games in the late 1980’s but was unable to get the franchise into the Super Bowl.

By 1995, the team continued to struggle on the field and club owner Art Modell was experiencing financial difficulties. He decided to move the franchise to Baltimore, which was a highly controversial move at the time. Modell was required to leave the Browns name, colors, and heritage in Cleveland and the NFL promised an expansion team to the city by no later than 1999. The Browns did not play between 1996 and 1999 during which time their former home, Cleveland Municipal Stadium, was demolished and Cleveland Browns Stadium was built in its place.

In 1999, the franchise resumed play in the NFL but has struggled on the field ever since. The club lost their first game of the ’99 season 48 to 0 against Pittsburg and ended the season with a 2 to 14 record.  The team has been able to make the post-season only once since re-joining the NFL in 1999.


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