On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will have their hands full with the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
But, according to one analyst, this game will determine the entire playoffs.
FS1 host Nick Wright predicts the winner of the Cleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs game is going to win the Super Bowl.
Nick Wright has not been anti-Browns this year, but it is important to view his comment in context.
Wright’s prediction comes at the end of a nearly 10 minute segment where the hosts discuss the upcoming game.
There was an effort to dissect the relatively few mistakes Patrick Mahomes has made this season and if a few bobbled or dropped interceptions would have changed the course of their season.
But Wright takes center stage and basically declares all of that hogwash.
He shows how Mahomes has played nearly perfect against the 4 playoff teams the Chiefs faced this season.
His stats were top notch in every category except completion percentage which was third.
Then he delivers his prediction and says he has the Browns’ back here.
What it appears he means is that the Chiefs are going to win this game and march all the way to the Super Bowl and capture back-to-back titles.
Browns As Underdogs
The Browns have been underdogs (no pun intended) for decades so this is nothing new.
Hints of disrespect hit the Twitter universe during the Browns pummeling of the Steelers from Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins.
That is just part of the deal for the Browns.
Most national sports media analysts believe this will be one-sided, and the betting line for the game has the Chiefs favored by 10 points.
This is good news because the Browns have thrived this year in the underdog role.
Browns fans should hope for more of the shade to come in the days leading up to the game.
Giving this already inspired team extra motivation to prove people wrong could be a recipe for success just like it was last week in Pittsburgh.
“The Browns Is The Browns.”
"The Browns is the Browns"
– JuJu Smith-Schuster
– Baker Mayfield
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) January 11, 2021
Little did JuJu Smith-Schuster know that his words would become the mantra of a never-say-die playoff team.
No matter what happens on Saturday at Arrowhead, the 2020 Cleveland Browns have shown themselves, their fans, and the NFL at large, that they are an organization on the rise.
This is just the beginning.
The Browns are a young team who drafted well and signed key free agents in the offseason.
Expect more of the same going forward into 2021 and beyond.
But in the meantime, hopefully, the Browns can get another playoff win in Arrowhead to keep this magical season alive.