The Cleveland Browns have 29 playoff appearances in franchise history. In 14 of those appearances, they failed to win one game and only once – in 1949 – did they win two games. They’ve never won three games in a single postseason.
While the Browns exorcised some demons last season in ending the NFL’s longest playoff drought and winning their first playoff game since Baker Mayfield was in the womb, they still enter 2021 with a dumpster of futility in tow. They haven’t posted a positive point differential since 2007, haven’t won a division title since 1989, and haven’t posted back-to-back seasons with at least 10 wins since 1987-88.
Now, with the NFL’s best offensive line, a Defensive Player of the Year candidate in Myles Garrett, and Mayfield coming off his best season, the Browns have legitimate value in Super Bowl betting.
This week on High Motor by BetMGM, in the second of four AFC divisional betting previews, we discussed NFL betting strategy for the AFC North, including the Browns’ Super Bowl odds, the potential of a Steelers’ implosion, Ravens’ rebound to Super Bowl contention, and more.