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Cleveland Browns’ 2014 Schedule: Predicting Outcome of Every Game

Cleveland Browns Schedule 2014: Predicting the Outcome of Every Game

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The 2014 Cleveland Browns are in a situation that is all too familiar to the franchise. A complete overhaul of the team and front office has Cleveland in yet another transition year. But the Browns will look to improve on a four-win season in 2013. Here are predictions for the outcome of each game for the 2014 Cleveland Browns.

Week 1: Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

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Week 1: Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Browns kick off the 2014 campaign with a tough road game against the Steelers, failing to begin the new era on a high note.

Prediction: Steelers, 17-13

Week 2: Browns vs. New Orleans Saints

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Week 2: Browns vs. New Orleans Saints

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The Browns' first home game is a tough one against the Saints. If this game were played in December, the results may have varied, but the Browns ultimately lose to the Saints high-powered offense.

Predictions: Saints, 31-17

Week 3: Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens

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Week 3: Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens

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Starting out the season with two losses is tough on any team, but the Browns are able to pull together to get their first win of 2014 against the Ravens by putting the pressure on Joe Flacco and the Ravens' offensive line.

Prediction: Browns, 17-13

Week 5: Browns at Tennessee Titans

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Week 5: Browns at Tennessee Titans

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Coming off a bye week, the Browns travel to Tennessee to face the Titans. There, Cleveland's offense performs flawlessly to a lopsided victory, turning heads around the league.

Prediction: Browns, 31-13

Week 6: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Week 6: Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Seeking revenge from the first week of the season, the Browns host the Steelers in Cleveland. The Browns are able to keep the game close, but fall to the their rivals for the second time this year.

Prediction: Steelers, 24-21

Week 7: Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Week 7: Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Last season, the Jaguars defeated the Browns in a late-game situation. This year, the Browns do not fold toward the latter part of the contest and pull away to even their record at 3-3.

Prediction: Browns, 28-17

Week 8: Browns vs. Oakland Raiders

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Week 8: Browns vs. Oakland Raiders

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Two teams in similar positions, the Browns and Raiders battle in a tightly contested game. The Browns' offense and defensive schemes prove to be too much for Oakland.

Prediction: Browns, 24-13

Week 9: Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Week 9: Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Both the Browns and Buccaneers head into 2014 with new head coaches. But Tampa Bay ousts the Browns in Cleveland in a tight game.

Prediction: Buccaneers, 17-14

Week 10: Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

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Week 10: Browns at Cincinnati Bengals

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The Browns get their first chance to play their in-state rivals in Cincinnati on Thursday night football. While the Browns have played well in primetime in recent seasons, they are unable to contain the combination of A. J. Green and Andy Dalton.

Prediction: Bengals, 24-20

Week 11: Browns vs. Houston Texans

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Week 11: Browns vs. Houston Texans

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The Texans and Browns each have question marks at the quarterback position heading into 2014. Both teams also boast high-caliber defenders, but Cleveland's scheme proves to be too much for the Houston offense and the Browns please their hometown fans against the Texans.

Prediction: Browns, 23-17

Week 12: Browns at Atlanta Falcons

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Week 12: Browns at Atlanta Falcons

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In Week 12, the Browns travel to Atlanta where they take on the potent Falcons' offense. The Falcons are nothing like their dismal 2013 season and handle the Browns at home.

Prediction: Falcons, 35-17

Week 13: Browns at Buffalo Bills

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Week 13: Browns at Buffalo Bills

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The Browns and Bills squared off last season in primetime with the Browns defeating the Bills. This year, the Browns post a similar outcome as they utilize new head coach Mike Pettine and defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil's previous Buffalo experience to thwart the Bills' attack.

Prediction: Browns, 17-10

Week 14: Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

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Week 14: Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts

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The Browns host young star Andrew Luck and the Colts on a late-November Sunday. Getting Luck out into the cold helps to limit his production, but it's not enough to keep the Colts in the loss column.

Prediction: Colts, 24-13

Week 15: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Week 15: Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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The Browns host the Bengals in Week 15 seeking to even the interstate series at one apiece. Unlike the first matchup, the Browns are able to limit Andy Dalton and A.J. Green to pick up the win.

Prediction: Browns, 17-13

Week 16: Browns at Carolina Panthers

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Week 16: Browns at Carolina Panthers

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The Browns travel to Carolina to face Cam Newton and the Panthers in Week 16 with a winning season on the line. But the Browns' offense struggles against a tough Panther defense and Cleveland winds up falling short.

Prediction: Panthers, 24-17

Week 17: Browns at Baltimore Ravens

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Week 17: Browns at Baltimore Ravens

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In the final game of the regular season, the Browns have a chance to go 8-8 and end the 2014 campaign with the team's first non-losing season since 2007, when Cleveland narrowly missed the playoffs. Unfortunately, the Ravens have playoff implications riding on the game and overcome a solid Browns' performance, ending the Browns' season at a respectable 7-9.

Prediction: Ravens, 13-10