The Cleveland Browns may not have won as much this season as fans would like, but the team’s wins have had a memorable quality to them.
The victory in Week 3 against the New York Jets broke Cleveland’s 19-game winless streak, a run that dated back to Christmas Eve of 2016.
The win on November 11 against the Atlanta Falcons was the Browns first win in a November game since 2014, breaking a streak of 13 consecutive losses in games played during the month.
Cleveland will be back in action this Sunday when they travel south to take on the Cincinnati Bengals with a chance to erase three more losing streaks.
With a win over the Bengals, the Browns will:
- Break a seven-game losing streak to Cincinnati, a stretch that has seen the Browns be outscored 213-63. During those seven games, the Browns have held the Bengals to under 30 points just once.
- Have won consecutive games for the first time since the 2014 season, when they won three in a row by beating the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bengals.
- Break their 25-game road losing streak, which is currently one shy of the NFL record for futility, set by the Detroit Lions from 2007-10. Cleveland’s last road win came in 2015 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Picking up a road win would not only break those streaks, but it could also prove valuable for a team facing four road games in the final six contests of the season, head coach Gregg Williams told clevelandbrowns.com:
“We talk about those types of things, too, when needed yes, and we talked about already today that the most important game of the final six is this week, but we are on the road and we talked about things that they are important on going on the road and the focus we have on the road. We have four of the last six on the road so all of that. As a staff, we have talked about it, but from the players’ perspective today in the meetings today, I pointed to this is the most important game because that is what is up next.”
The Browns have already broken a couple of losing streaks this season and Sunday presents another opportunity to continue to bury the stench from the past few seasons.
All it will take is a win.