Oh, cool. Not a big deal. We're only 4 weeks into the season.....let's not overreact here. Still a lot of football left to play. End of blog.
If all non-Clevelanders would please exit the page now, that would be great. Only lifelong Browns fans may continue to read below this line.
Okay, okay. Nobody panic. Act like we've been here before. I know we haven't be here in 20 years, but let's just pretend like we know what we're doing. Let's not blow our load 4 weeks into the season. But holy shit THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!! 70% chance we make the playoffs!!! That's better than the odds of someone getting struck by lightening twice, which are our usual chances. Now it's better than a coin flip! I mean, they're saying that if they played out the rest of the season 10 times, we'd be in the postseason for SEVEN OF THEM!!! And I think we can all agree that the ESPN FPI is basically the most reliable data on the internet. Here's what else it has to say:
Projected Record: 9.7 - 6.3
Chances To Make The Playoffs: 70.3%
Chances To Win The Division: 11.6% (seems low, seeing as us, the Ravens, and the Steelers are have 3 wins right now)
Chances to Make The AFC Championship: 8.1%
Chances To Make The Super Bowl: 2.2%
WHAT?!?!??! You're telling me that 4 weeks into the season, we actually have a quantitative number that says we could potentially play in the big game? Don't tell me that there's……I mean…..no way……right?…….no way there's a percent chance we WIN THE SUPER BOWL?
To Win The Super Bowl: 0.8%