Thursday, November 14, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-Steelers Week 11

Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns
November 14, 2019


Steelers 23, Browns 16

I'm desperately hoping I'm wrong, but the ugly winning performance against the Bills did not get my season hopes up, nor my confidence in our coaching and play calling. It's nice to see Baker make some nice passes, and there are indeed signs of life, but this will be a tough one and the Browns are not showing they can break 20 points consistently. Hopefully they don't go "00" or "10" this week, or I may break another TV.

Steelers 21, Browns 17


Steelers' defense creates turnovers which gives them short fields all game long. Which, in turn, makes for a long cold night on the lakefront for the faithful in brown and orange.

Steelers 19, Browns 12

One win doesn't solve the fundamental issues plaguing this team, starting with the guy on the sideline who is still learning on the job.
 
Browns 31, Steelers 0

Statement game.


Browns 23, Steelers 22 (OT)

Left my bookie’s house paid
Picked up my younger daughter from the sixth grade
She pushed for Drake, I played the Killers
The Brownies beat the Pitttsburgh Stillers

Browns 24, Steelers 21


Browns pull out a close one and bring a little hope and warmth to freezing CST fans.

Steelers 34, Browns 24

Aw who knows.










Browns 69, Steelers 0

Nice.









Browns 13, Steelers 10

Browns win behind a huge game from Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-Seahawks Week 6

Seattle Seahawks at Cleveland Browns
October 13, 2019



Browns 24, Seahawks 23

Who knows what Browns team is going to show up, but a better one needs to get here before the season is lost.

Seahawks 28, Browns 17


The mini-bye benefits the Seahawks as they expose holes in the Browns defense and offense. The honeymoon for Kitchens and company is officially over.

Browns 23, Seahawks 14

It gets late early in the NFL, and this Browns coaching staff needs to put a talented roster in the best position to win before this season slips away. Browns manage a course correction this week as the defense steps up and the offense goes back to the quick throws that succeeded in Baltimore. 
 
Browns 20, Seahawks 17

The Browns would end up 16-0 if they just listened to my predictions


Browns 40, Seahawks 17

Highlights provide a lifetime of porn for Nathan Zegura.

Seahawks 34, Browns 24


Browns can't hang with a rested Seahawks team.

Seahawks 34, Browns 24

Browns show more fight than Monday night but come up short, resulting in utter panic in Cleveland.










Browns 11, Seahawks -7

He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.









Browns 24, Seahawks 21

Browns get a big bounce-back win before the bye week .

Monday, October 7, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-49ers Week 5

Cleveland Browns at San Francisco 49ers
October 7, 2019



Browns 35, 49ers 24

The Browns have hopefully unlocked their offensive potential with some new sets, and so are able to pull off a tough win on the road with a daunting path forward the next few games.

49ers 34, Browns 31


Kyle Shanahan prepares a fantastic PowerPoint presentation at halftime that rallies the troops for a last-second win. Browns brass is yet again left in awe of his PPT wizardry.

Browns 27, 49ers 21

Cleveland gets a road win in another showcase game for an offense that's hopefully found its footing. Tonight isn't a must-win, but a short week leading to a match-up against the rested Seahawks makes this game pretty daggone crucial.
 
Browns 31, 49ers 17

The offense finally shows what it is capable of as Beckham shines again under the Monday night lights.


Browns 30, 49ers 28

The Browns on MNF was once one of the purest joys in life. But MNF has somehow devolved into an average episode of Laverne & Shirley. Sure, I’m going to watch and even smile when Lenny & Squiggy drop in but deep down I know I’m just passing time, wishing for the magic of Happy Days.

49ers 31, Browns 27


Browns do stuff. But not enough stuff.

Browns 34, 49ers 24

Browns' offense continues to find its identity and the Midnight Rider couldn't be more proud.











Browns 50, 49ers 3

I'm actually not drunk. Maybe a bit.











Browns 24, 49ers 21

Our D is better than the three teams the 49ers have played so far. O is starting to pick it up and will score more than the 18 ppg SF gave up to bad teams this year.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-Ravens Week 4

Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
September 29, 2019


Browns 24, Ravens 16

It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.
It's not really a must-win game.

Browns 24, Ravens 21


Browns win a nail-biter at the end. It's not pretty, but it's a win.

Ravens 20, Browns 13

The Browns are in a brutal stretch of games with the offense still trying to calibrate itself. Better days are ahead, but this ain't one of them.

 
Browns 27, Ravens 24

The 2018 season ended in Baltimore last year. The 2019 season could end in Baltimore today if the Browns don't get a win.


No pick

Browns 28, Ravens 27


Browns build up a ton o' hope on the road.

Browns 24, Ravens 21

It's time for Baker and Freddie to remind everyone why the hype is real.











Browns 4, Ravens 2

Browns do the "Safety Dance" all over Baltimore's dumb face.


Sunday, September 22, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-Rams Week 3

Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns
September 22, 2019



Rams 31, Browns 18

We want it, but these injuries have decimated the chances for a big win on the big stage.

Rams 34, Browns 18


Browns' offense scores a few late, but the second marquee game this year is a dud. Browns thought they had the wakeup call week 1. Today's game is the one they weren't expecting.

Rams 26, Browns 14

The Browns start a tough stretch of games with a loss on Sunday night
at home. There's just too many questions surrounding the offense
despite its explosive potential. Key injuries only further stack the
deck against the good guys.

 
Browns 30, Rams 27

Browns and Baker regain some swagger with a win on Sunday Night.


Browns 34 Rams 33 

Get the Patron, tell 'em dat it's on.

Rams 31, Browns 23


Limping Browns D can't hang with the Rams.

No Pick

Browns start off with a lot of offensive penalties on their first drive, but the Scottish Hammer gets a great bounce on his first punt.











Browns 50, Rams 0

I'm actually not drunk.


Monday, September 16, 2019

What CST thinks about Browns-Jets Week 2

Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
September 16, 2019



Browns 31, Jets 21

Thinking that gut punch the Browns took in Week One was a combination of a few things--mostly, however, just massive penalty mistakes that can be cleaned up. Browns talent proves too much although Trevor Siemian  looks pretty good out there under fire from the Browns front 4.

Browns 17, Jets 16


Browns win by a slight margin. Sloppy and questionable play-calling are still an issue after week one. With the Rams looming as a big matchup, the Browns almost get burned for overlooking the J-E-T-S.

Browns 17, Jets 12

What the hell happened last week? The Browns got punched in the mouth and folded like a cheap card table, that's what. This team obviously has talent, but how that talent translates on the field from week to week will continue to be the question. I expect the penalties to be cleaned up, at the least, and a close victory over a Jets' team missing three key starters.
 
Browns 27, Jets 13

It better be.


Jets 23, Browns 20

Jets get revenge for Gregg Williams and last season's embarrassing loss to Hue Jackson

Browns 38, Jets 10


Looking for a stat stuffer game with the feel of a college blowout this Monday Night...

Browns 20, Jets 16

Browns win with a deflected pass off OBJ's watch to Jarvis Landry.











Browns 99, Jets 2

Mercy safety.