The Cleveland Browns shocked the world and took care of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
This outcome was unexpected since the Browns didn’t practice all week and were without head coach Kevin Stefanski.
Despite that, Cleveland jumped out to an early 28-0 lead over the Steelers.
Wild Card weekend ended with a bang as the Browns took down the once 11-0 Steelers in the first round.
They move on to the Divisional Round against the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Moving on to Kansas City 😤 pic.twitter.com/UsQSnwWW2o
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) January 11, 2021
This won’t be an easy task for Cleveland as they enter this game as huge underdogs.
Mayfield vs Mahomes
Cleveland pulled off the win over Pittsburgh, but Vegas still doesn’t believe in the Cinderella Story.
The Chiefs come into this game as 9.5-point favorites for Sunday’s matchup.
There is no doubting that the Browns are underdogs in this game.
It’s never an easy task stopping quarterback Patrick Mahomes, especially with how bad the Browns secondary has been this season.
Despite that, quarterback Baker Mayfield isn’t going to back down from this fight.
This could very well be a shootout and it wouldn’t be the first time that has happened between these two quarterbacks.
Baker Mayfield vs Patrick Mahomes next week
Their 2016 game was legendary
🍿 125 points
🍿 1708 yards
— PFF College (@PFF_College) January 11, 2021
These two had some epic battles in college, but will now get to do it again in the playoffs.
The over/under is set at 55.5, which is fair considering the Browns cannot stop the passing attack.
A secondary that just allowed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to throw for over 500 yards in a losing effort.
It’s highly unlikely that this matchup with the Chiefs ends up being a defensive battle.
Getting Through Kansas City
After what we witnessed on Sunday, it’s not fair to count out the Browns until it’s actually over.
Although, stopping Mahomes has been something basically no team in the league has found an answer to yet.
Mahomes makes some of the most unbelievable throws that make him look unhuman.
— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2021
The winner of this game would play either the Buffalo Bills or Baltimore Ravens.
Currently, the Bills open as 3.5-point favorites, but you cannot count out former MVP Lamar Jackson.
This should be an electric game between two young superstar quarterbacks.
It’s fair to say that whichever team comes out on top of the AFC might be the favorite to win the Super Bowl.