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Browns fans want to face the Jaguars in the playoffs, pick Myles Garrett as MVP

Cleveland fans don’t want to see C.J. Stroud in round one.

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Each week during season, Cleveland Browns fans vote in SB Nation Reacts to express their confidence level in the team or their thoughts on other topics.

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After the team’s win over the Jets last week, 97% of fans are confident in the direction of the team, compared to a 93% confidence rate in the prior week. Cleveland officially clinched a playoff berth with their Thursday night win, propelling them to the most confidence fans have had all season. It was a bummer that the Ravens continued to dominate, preventing Cleveland from having a chance at the division or a first-round bye, but it is what it is. Since the Browns are locked into the No. 5 seed, they do get to rest most of their starters in Week 18 against the Bengals. 42% of Bengals fans are confident in the direction of their team after they lost to the Chiefs last week, an outcome which eliminated them from playoff contention.

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We asked two other questions this week, the first of which asked who fans hope the Browns face in the first round of the playoffs: the Jaguars, Colts, or Texans. 52% of fans hope Cleveland ends up facing the Jaguars, a team who the Browns defeated 31-27 at the beginning of December. Although the final score was close, Cleveland had a 7-14 point lead for the majority of that game.

38% of fans voted for the Colts, who was the first club who had their way with the Browns’ defense (yet P.J. Walker still squeaked out a 39-38 victory). Only 11% of fans want to play the Texans. The Browns just destroyed the Texans two weeks ago (final score of 36-22, but Cleveland was up 36-7). Why such a low percentage, then? Because C.J. Stroud is back, and with the type of success he’s had this season, I think fans don’t want to face the unknown now that he’s back from a concussion.

The other question asked fans to vote on the Browns’ regular season MVP between a series of choices. The top vote-getters ended up being:

  • DE Myles Garrett (47%)
  • K Dustin Hopkins (24%)
  • QB Joe Flacco (17%)
  • WR Amari Cooper (9%)
  • TE David Njoku (2%)
  • Other (1%)

Also on a national level, fans are picking the Browns to defeat the Bengals this Sunday.

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