December 15, 2007

Turns Out Winning Matters

The Browns get some love on Pete Prisco's Pro-Bowl team at CBS Sportsline. Kellen Winslow, Braylon Edwards and Eric Steinbach make his team as reserves, and special teamer Josh Cribbs and fullback Lawrence Vickers (who knew?) are AFC starters in this guy's mind. I think all of them except Vickers have a realistic shot to end up in Hawaii in February. If Cribbs doesn't make it, there should be a federal investigation.

Forecast for Sunday's game against Buffalo in Cleveland: high-20's, snow, strong winds. It's only once or twice a year that we're subjected to this kind of weather at Browns Stadium, and it can work to the Browns' advantage. Too bad they're playing a team this week that is totally unfazed by snow. We'll be there, unfazed as well.

I'm thinking the Browns need to win two of their last three to make the playoffs, although they would clinch Sunday with a win and a Tennessee loss. And it's fair to call them one of the surprise teams in all of pro sports in the year 2007, even though they may end up as a footnote in New England's perfect season. Trading your starting quarterback after the first game of the year doesn't usually bode well for a strong campaign. The turnaround is remarkable, regardless of the results of the last three games.

Posted by dan at December 15, 2007 12:22 AM