Sunday, September 17, 2017

What CST Thinks about Browns-Ravens today

                                              Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens

September 17, 2017


Ravens 20, Browns 17

An ugly-but-not-embarrassing second game of the season. This is starting to look promising but the W's aren't there yet.
Ravens 24, Browns 13

Kizer took a lot of extra hits last week. Lets see if he learned anything over the course of the week. It's a long Sunday for the Browns. I will be enjoying the day and sunshine watching the Central Division champs at Progressive field this afternoon, a much more enjoyable experience. 
Ravens 23, Browns 16

The Browns put up a surprisingly gritty and hard-nosed effort against the Steelers, but all that hard work still resulted in a loss. While there's cause for optimism in the early going, I don't expect a breakthrough against the Ravens this afternoon.

Ravens 24, Browns 23

I missed the game last week. The rumor around town is the Browns have rejoined the NFL. I'm not above spreading rumors.

Browns +10, 2 Dimes.


Browns 20, Ravens 17

The Browns have once again suckered me into believing they are a competent football team. The defense looked tough last week against Pittsburgh, and may keep us in some games this year, if healthy. Of course, my opinion could change after today, as it tends to do after week two with this organization.






 
Not picking this week.

Still celebrating 22 straight for the Windians.


Not picking this week.

Feels like too easy a pick.











Sunday, September 10, 2017

What CST Thinks about Browns-Steelers today

                                              Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns

September 10, 2017

Actual result: Steelers 21, Browns 18


Steelers 17, Browns 13

An ugly-but-not-embarrassing start to the season.
Steelers 28, Browns 10

The Browns lose season openers every year and this one is no different. Kizer gets a rude awakending to the NFL. Hopefully he can stay upright and learn on the job. It's a long day on the lakefront though.
Steelers 27, Browns 14

It's season's beatings once more as a Super Bowl-level Pittsburgh team comes into Cleveland for the opener. Expect Kizer to show enough flashes to get fans excited for the future.



Steelers 17, Browns 9

Joe Haden's INT seals it for Pittspuke, underscoring the haunting and hellacious incompetence coming out of Berea.

Look, I understand the Browns' rebuild is colossal and Haden wouldn't be a contributor on our potentially competitive 2022 team. But if you even have the faintest notion that the Stillers are interested, you hold on to Haden. Or else your MoneyBall becomes FunnyBall. And all of our front office regimes since '99 have been funny. Now you funny too.




Steelers 47, Browns 3

Browns start by going the wrong way and getting their punt blocked for a TD.