Cleveland Browns

AFC North

D+

Overall Team DVOA

-5.7% 18th

In 2020 Cleveland hired, at last, the right head coach, fixed their dire tackle situation, and reined in Baker Mayfield. The result was the best season since the franchise rebooted in 1999. The defense (25th in DVOA) was an issue, however; the Browns have attacked that side of the ball aggressively in free agency and could start as many as eight new players. The success of that restoration project will determine if Cleveland indeed is a Super Bowl contender to match the conventional wisdom around the football commentariat.  – Rob Weintraub

DVOA Team Rankings

Through Week 17

Total DVOA
-5.7%18th
Offense
5.4%9th
Defense
7.4%25th
Special Teams
-3.7%27th
Weighted DVOA
-0.8%18th
Unadj. Total VOA
1.4%15th
Pythagorean Wins
7.716th
Schedule Strength
-5.3%30th

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