Predict the Cleveland Browns win / loss record for 2013

Brandon Weeden close upPete Prisco thinks the Browns will go 4-12. So while I don’t love the exercise of going through and putting Ws and Ls across the schedule, maybe if we all do it together it will mean something. Put your most realistic soundtrack on in the background and let us know what you think the Browns are capable of this season. Don’t let your heart get too far in front of your head and vice versa.

This isn’t a wishlist. It’s a prediction.


  • Ryan P. Case

    Need to List Home/Away on these games as that is a factor

  • Ezzie Goldish

    FWIW I picked the Ravens home game as a loss even though I think it will be a win. I just couldn’t decide which other game they will lose to go 10-6. Because they’re going 10-6. ๐Ÿ˜›

  • If the Browns are listed first it is an away game. (IE Browns AT Steelers) If they’re listed second it is a home game. (IE Steelers AT Browns)

  • Ryan P. Case

    TY for the clarification!

  • Lucas Vaas

    home and away would help. they won’t win more than 6 but, if they are going to be pitiful again, i wish they would pull a colts and loose all of their games so we could lock up a number 1 pick. Then we could get a legit QB and finally start having a team. this top 6-9 pick thing sucks. just far enough out of the top picks to get anyone that is truly franchise saving. I hate the colts for getting luck. and i hate our front office(s) for missing on all the other QB’s that have come out since 99. ALL OF THEM. common’ man!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I really like to go week by week and see how the team is playing but what the heck I’m all for a challenge. For the record I’m predicting 6-10 or 7-9 with a few positive breaks.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I picked the Browns to go 4-12 because, I mean, our QB is 30 years old and Holgrum sucks! Everything is always the worst forever. #BrownsFan’d

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Let me pour you a nice tall frosty one! OH YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA!

  • saggy

    10-6 for the Brownies and PLAYOFFS!

  • Harv 21

    ” … maybe if we all do it together it will mean something.”

    Right, like gives you the ammo to say in mid-season, “we all thought they’d be worse/same/better, so just shut up/shut up/admit you know nothing.” Oldest trick in the blogger book, Craig. No way, not playing. A mean of our moronic predictions contains no greater intrinsic value than one moronic, uninformed prediction by Prisco. Let’s just call a halt to WFNY’s all-day prediction fest.

    [This may be my saltiest comment day ever. I apologize to all those I offended or attempted to offend. Tomorrow, bunnies and butterflies are the plan]

  • I said maybe. Sheesh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • BuckeyeDawg

    10-6 and playoffs if we stay healthy, Weeden plays well, and things break right. 5-11 again if Weeden regresses and we have injury problems. So I guess the average of that is 7-9 or 8-8.

  • Sam

    The schedule certainly isn’t as brutal as usual. If the browns play well at home and secure a few winnable road games, I’d bet both of Owen Marecic’s hands that they finish 9-7 or 10-6.

  • Holdenbeach1

    The realistic floor for the season is 5-11, the ceiling is 8-8.

    I expect the Bowns to finish at 6-10 or 7-9 and finish third in the division behind the Bengals and Ravens and ahead of the Steelers.

  • Webster

    For what it’s worth I’ve got a friendly wager with my local Browns pessimist (realist?) with me taking the over on a 5.5 game record. Loser takes the winner to a Cavs game of their choosing. Refreshments are dependent on the offense putting up at least 250 points.

  • Garry_Owen

    So . . . what’s your prediction?

  • FearTheRoo

    2-14 if that. Looking good in Training Camp isn’t enough to prove they’ll win many games. Wins over Jags and Chiefs.

  • Vindictive_Pat

    I like your odds!

  • Mike P

    I already forgot what I did. But they are going 7-9 or 8-8 this year. Surprise win against the Packers me thinks. Biggest win of the year.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    LOL – that’s like a win-win sutiation. If we get to 9-7, he keeps his hands. If we don’t get that far…well, we have a legit reason for cutting him (though he may catch better if he didn’t have hands.)
    Somehow, I think he’d get called for holding without hands.

  • Harv 21

    I predict the brighter than average commenters at WFNY will carefully analyze all currently available factors and use their considerable abilities to come up with some pretty swell predictions. And that Craig or his fellow writers will, in the future, use this info in an interesting context, as always. Other than that, it’s hard for me to say what will happen during the upcoming season, given that our team’s starters have to date played one quarter of the first exhibition game in new systems on both sides of the ball. And I’m reluctant to predict when the exhibition season is not a reliable indicator of regular season success in general, and particularly when the offensive and defensive systems promise to rely on fancypants plays which won’t be featured during preseason.

    Much love and respect to you all.

  • Ben Frambaugh

    Home win for Dolphins 1-0
    Loss at Ravens 1-1
    Road win over Vikings – 2-1
    Win 2 out of the next 3 home games against Bengals, Bills, Lions 4-2
    Lose at Packers and at Chiefs (because we’re the Browns) 4-4
    Win over the Ravens 5-4
    Loss at Bengals 5-5
    Home win over Steelers – 6-5
    Home win over Jaguars 7-5
    Lose at Patriots, at home to Bears 7-7
    Win at Jets 8-7
    Lose at Steelers 8-8
    Hopefully nobody pees in my cheerios. 6-2 at home, 2-6 on the road. Split with the Steelers and Ravens. Odds are, we split with the Bengals, but I don’t see us winning 3 in a row at home.

  • MrCleaveland

    I predict that the Browns will play 16 regular-season games, and that they will win some and lose some. Other teams will likely do likewise.

    I also predict that many unforeseen things will happen that will have an impact on which teams win and which teams lose, and being unforeseen, they are not possible to predict with any specificity.

    Finally, I predict that not a single specific prediction made by anyone as to how the NFL season will play out will be even remotely accurate, because they never are.

    But put me down for 7-9 anyway.

  • Garry_Owen

    Cool. I’ve got you down for “10-6.”

  • Harv 21

    oh, had you just stopped after paragraph 3, I would have considered the possibility that you shared both my weltanschauung and specific concerns here. As in: if competitive sports games are a meaningless but healthy outlet for otherwise well-balanced individuals, why are we adding preseason predictions and feigning (or worse, actually experiencing) concern about what writers who have chosen to make their life’s work writing about this meaninglessness … um, you know what? You’re right. Let’s go with 7-9.

  • Shadow_play

    Looking at the schedule I went 10-6. In reality that number is too optimistic. I’ll take back 1 W over Cinci and 1 W over Pittsburgh to get back to a more reasonable yet still optimistic 8-8. I will expect 6-10 though.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Nobody here wants to share your weltanschauung. Please remember this is a family site! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Webster

    I’m pretty confident about it as well, but even if the Browns falter and end up going 5-11 or worse I’m nearly 100% sure he’ll be the one buying the beers.

  • markn95

    First 3 weeks should tell a lot. Home vs. Miami (a so-so team but one you HAVE to beat if you have aspirations of being respectable) and two road games against playoff teams from last year. If you told me we’d be 2-1 after that stretch with 3 straight home games to look forward to, I’d take it in a heartbeat and let the season play out from there. Hate to say it, but more likely result is 1-2 but then you have a very good shot of taking the next 2 out of 3 at home, considering the competition. So, you’re 3-3 with very winnable games against KC, NYJ, and JAX left. Unfortunately, 2 of those are on the road but I still think they can go 2-1 against that slate so we’re up to 5 wins. BAL and PIT have taken enough hits in FA that I think we can take one of the home games against either team. That makes 6, and thrown in a game we have no business winning but do (at Cincinnati?) and we’re 7-9 and tied for 3rd/4th place with Pittsburgh. That’s my guess.

    Definitely a better schedule than most years. Only games that are truly out of reach are the roadies at GB, NE, BAL, and PIT. Not coincidentally, those teams feature the 4 best QB’s we’ll face all year. On the flip side, we have guys like Tannehill, Ponder, Gabbert, Kolb, and Sanchez to beat up on. Bring em on!

  • Matthew Pieri

    If we go 4-4 in the division, we can go 5-3 easily versus the rest of the NFL. My poll above says 10-6, but either the Bears or Dolphins will surprise us, and I see a 9-7 year. Huge by Cleveland standards. If we go 4-4 in the division, we take the wild card spot at the end of the year in a tie with the Bengals.