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The Prez Sez: Browns Backers President’s Week 14 Predictions vs. Ravens

Browns Backers Presidents just don’t simply look good and do all the work to organize their chapters. They know football, and more importantly, know Cleveland Browns football.

Each week, DBN invites five Browns Backers chapter Presidents to provide their insight with the outcome of Cleveland’s next opponent.

The chapter based in Mission Viejo, California does some usual guy stuff as their tradition. When the weather permits, they throw the football at halftime in the back alley. There may have been times where the ball has landed on the roof, but they aren’t saying how it was retrieved in the event that it actually happened. It’s also possible that some vehicles may or may not have gotten in the way when the pigskin was tossed around in the adjoining parking lot after some games,

The Browns Backers of Central Pennsylvania located in in York, PA, had an unusual happening with Cleveland’s first win during the 1-31 fiasco. At their viewing location, the satellite TV was out so they weren’t showing the NFL Ticket. One of the chapter members had the Ticket and so members were able to watch the first half - huddled around his hand-held phone! Just before halftime, a call went out to a different place nearby (a well-known chain out of Pittsburgh that puts French fries on sandwiches) and asked if they had the Browns game on any screen. After the girl on the other end stopped laughing, they were told that their game would be placed on one of their TV’s. The entire chapter drove over there at halftime and saw the second half of the lone win in two years.

Here is the link to find a chapter near you:

BROWNS BACKERS WORLDWIDE CHAPTER SEARCH LINK

This week’s Presidents and their predictions:


Top Dawgs of OC

President: Jeff Champ

Mission Viejo, California

Favorite former player: Brian Sipe

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Patsy’s Irish Pub

Best menu item: Connemara (grilled chicken sandwich topped with melted cheese, mushrooms and bacon)

Week 14 prediction: “The Ravens beat us badly (38-6) in Week 1. They will have all their players back from COVID protocol and are in a must-win situation to climb back into the playoff race. This will be a close game. In our first meeting, the weather was great and Lamar Jackson threw for three touchdowns while running for 45 yards. We shut down Ingram and Dobbins. The weather will likely be bad on the lakefront at night (hopefully as windy and cold as possible). Based on how well our defense has played against the pass in recent bad weather games, we will be able to contain Jackson better and shut down their running game again. Their defense is great as usual. They are a little weaker against the pass, but I think the weather will limit the passing game. We will run a ton and keep it close. They have played in a proven system longer and in more high pressure games, giving them the edge. Ravens 24, Browns 17.”


Backers on the Bay

President: Zach Nowaczyk

Toledo, Ohio

Favorite former player: Bernie Kosar

Favorite current player: Wyatt Teller

Viewing location: Ye Olde Cock n Bull Tavern

Best menu item: Hawaiian sliders

Week 14 prediction: “Given the way Baker Mayfield seems to thrive under pressure, this game on a Monday night is right up his alley. He is sure to want to erase our memories of the first meeting of these two teams this season, and, a national game is the perfect place to do it. I predict a big night from Mayfield and our dynamic duo in the backfield. I see the defense stepping up, and holding what seems to be a shell of the team we saw Week 1 in check. It’s close under the lights in Cleveland. Browns 27, Ravens 21.”

BROWNS ON THE BAY FACEBOOK PAGE


Honolulu Browns Backers

President: Lee Shellko

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Favorite former player: Kevin Mack

Favorite current player: Baker Mayfield

Viewing location: Waikiki Brewing Company

Best menu item: Skinny Jeans IPA

Week 14 prediction: “According to the Farmer’s Almanac, mid-December Northeast Ohio will be very cold with snow flurries. Should be 44 degrees, with wind gusts up to 24 mph.

A game in First Energy Stadium with cold temperatures and strong wind gusts will force football teams into running the football. With a loss to the Steelers two weeks prior and a win against the Cowboys eight days before the Monday Night Game, the Ravens will enter First Energy Stadium with a strong desire to win. Improvements from the previous week against the Cowboys will give the Raven’s players confidence, and John Harbaugh will certainly motivate them to stop the Browns from playoff contention. We predict the Ravens record on game day will be 7-5 and in 3rd Place in the AFC North.

The Cleveland Browns will be 9-3. Browns players will aspire to seek revenge against the Ravens after that poor performance in the season opener in Baltimore. This game will be a Lake Erie slugfest between two of the toughest teams in the league. Myles Garrett will return strong and rally the entire defense behind him. Garrett will lead the game sacks and forced turnovers. The tandem running back team of Chubb & Hunt will be an Amphisbaena (a mythical two-headed snake) in their attack with their explosive and very different running styles. Anticipate long times of possession for our Browns as they move the ball on the ground. In the weeks leading up to this division rivalry game, the Browns built on their run attack due to the Northeast Ohio weather conditions. Coming off wins against the Jaguars and Titans, the Browns will be ready to step up to the challenge of containing Lamar Jackson by limiting his time in the pocket and ability deliver the ball. We all know about December in Cleveland, and if weather is a factor, Cleveland has the edge at home. Look for a defensive game Browns 17, Ravens 10.”

HONOLULU BROWNS BACKERS FACEBOOK PAGE


AZ Desert Dawgs

President: Jim Kirby

Surprise, Arizona

Favorite former player: Greg Pruitt

Favorite current player: Baker Mayfield

Viewing location: Tailgater’s Sports Grill

Best menu item: Fried Zucchini

Week 14 prediction: “Browns should prevail for an embarrassing loss to the Ravens earlier this year. The main reason is because the Browns now have a run game identity and are able to control the pace of the game and have a a sizable possession control. Baltimore has been struggling since the COVID issues a few weeks prior and the inability to come together as a team through these challenges. Browns are clicking on all cylinders and cruising into the playoffs. Browns 27, Ravens 21.”

AZ DESERT DAWGS FACEBOOK PAGE


Browns Backers of Central Pennsylvania

President: Ron Azbill

York, Pennsylvania

Favorite former player: Leroy Kelly

Favorite current player: Nick Chubb

Viewing location: Corner Stable Bar

Best menu item: Cheeseburger Sub

Week 14 prediction: “You can’t be a true Browns fan without a deep rooted hatred for the Ravens. It’s even worse when you live one hour away from Baltimore and have to constantly deal with it during the season. I think this game will be much closer than the first one, especially since the Ravens have become more of a one-dimensional team. But I sense a bit of a let down is coming after the big win over the Titans. If we play like we did the first half of that game, no one can beat us. The good news is that I’m normally wrong when predicting scores for any games. Hopefully that trend continues. Ravens 28, Browns 17.”

BROWNS BACKERS OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FACEBOOK PAGE