Cleveland Browns

AFC North

B+

Overall Team DVOA

18.9% 6th

The good news: Cleveland remains seventh in DVOA and is our highest-ranked 3-3 team after a rough schedule brought the Chargers and Cardinals to town. The bad news: How dinged up is Baker's shoulder? Nick Chubb is in the midst of a multi-week calf injury and Kareem Hunt's injury sounded quite bad. How much -- not to take an old analytical trope -- do running backs matter? The Browns should still be in decent shape for games against the similarly-banged up Broncos and Steelers but the injuries continue to compile. -- Rivers McCown

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 8

Total DVOA
18.9%6th
Offense
14.7%6th
Defense
-0.8%15th
Special Teams
3.4%4th
Weighted DVOA
19.2%6th
Unadj. Total VOA
14.6%9th
Future Schedule
4.5%5th
Past Schedule
-1.9%19th

2021 Season Projections

Mean Projection
8.6 wins17th
Projected Schedule
1.5%8th
Projected DVOA
1.9%15th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
36.6%17th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
14.8%17th
Win Super Bowl
2.2%16th
Playoff Contender (9-11 wins)
36.6%17th
Super Bowl Contender (12+ wins)
14.8%17th
Win Super Bowl
2.2%16th

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Football Outsiders Almanac 2021