The Browns might be down their two elite defenders (Myles and the Warden) for Sunday, with their #3 guy (yes, it's Ronnie Harrison) dinged. But...
The Jags suck. Measure it by yards or points, they're near the bottom on both sides of the ball. Basically they average a 30-20 loss every week. They can't stop teams and they can't score. They suck.
It's the right time to heal. And more good news: If the Browns win, regardless of anything else, they move into the cushy 5 seed, because somebody's gotta lose between the Titans and Colts. And then the 5 likely plays the winner of that division in the playoffs, a good draw. And home field won't mean as much.
We're not gonna win the AFCN this year but we could very well end up 11-5 and the top WC team, heading to Indy or Tennessee in a toss-up game. Making the playoffs is HUGE for this organization and how it's perceived by potential free agents and everybody else. Winning a playoff game would be epic to set up next season, complete with a post-vaccine traditional training camp.
Final four in the AFC with (say) the Chiefs, Bills, and Steelers is ideal. We're teed up with cap and picks to tighten things up for 2021 and aim for an AFCN championship. Super Bowl talk can begin there.
It's not just the 32m we have now. I think that'll go up when we weed out some WR money and replace it with a rookie deal. I deeply doubt we'll have both Landry and OBJ next season. In fact, we might have neither and it won't really be a bad thing.
We need to win Sunday to keep all this joy a'rolling, but it's also a great opportunity for the offense to win a game while the defense is mending. Weather should be much better and we can get a look at what we can be with a healthy OL, two healthy backs, and spreading the ball around. I'd love to see us put up 30+ and more than 250 passing yards. It would send a message that we're not just one thing.