Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Boomer Report: Browns travel out to the Black Hole looking for consistency

The Browns go up against an old nemesis Sunday afternoon,
when they take on the Oakland Raiders & QB Carson Palmer.
Following the teams win over the Steelers this past Sunday, the Browns shoot for consecutive wins, for the first time since Week 2 & 3 of the 2011 season.
Things could get a little spooky in "The Black Hole", as the Browns look for some consistency, as they enter a stretch of "winnable games", starting Sunday out in Oakland on their remaining 2012 schedule in the month of December.

A pair of 3-8 AFC teams, go at each other out
in the Bay Area, Sunday afternoon.
Cleveland Browns (3-8) at Oakland Raiders (3-8) Game Preview

The Browns have made some progress following the teams Bye Week and after starting the season 0-5. Since the winless streak, the Browns are 3-3, including wins over two divisional opponents (Bengals & Steelers), look to try and snap a 12-game road skid, while playing with some consistency. Following the Browns first two wins, the next week, they have come out flat, and don't look like the team that won the previous time out. For the Browns to finally turn the corner and become a contender in the division, they need to start playing with some consistency week in, week out. It was impressive to see the Browns D force 8 turnovers last week vs. the Steelers, yet the game was still in doubt till the final seconds ran off the clock, due to the Browns lack of offensive firepower vs. the Steelers D. It seems like whenever the Browns D is playing well, the offense seems to let 'em down, and vice visa. The Browns have played 11 games so far this season, and have been in every one of them in the final quarter. Facing a Raiders team this weekend, that have lost four-straight ballgames, it would be nice to see the Browns come out and jump on them early and play with some consistency on both sides of the ball. With the Raiders game, the Browns start a stretch of three-games in the month of December that are very "winnable". Now, "winnable" is not really a word commonly used along side the Cleveland Browns, but I really think getting to six wins this season is very "do able". C'mon Brownies, start putting some W's together, I could careless what spot they draft at in the NFL Draft this spring, I want to start seeing them win on a consistent basic. HERE WE GO BROWNS, HERE WE GO.

Side note: the Browns all-time record vs. the Raiders is 8-13, with a 4-3 mark since returning to the league in 1999, including wins out in Oakland in 2005 & 2006.