It needs to be said. The Cleveland Browns are finally the real deal. This isn’t your dad’s Browns. Honestly, it’s not even your Browns. This is uncharted territory and everyone is just enjoying the ride. The Browns clinched their first winning season today since 2007, with a 41-35 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Jump on the wagon now because the Browns are here to stay. While some reasons for Cleveland’s success might be obvious, others may be overlooking parts of the game that are shining brightest.

Dawg Pound Defense

FILE – Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) rushes the passer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Cleveland, in this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, file photo. Browns defensive star Myles Garrett was activated from the COVID-19 list after missing two games, clearing the end and sack specialist to return this week against Tennessee. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

When this defense is at full capacity, they sure are fun to watch. Aside from being able to swing helmets with fantastic precision, Myles Garrett is hands down the most terrifying man in the NFL. Myles, if you’re reading this, I’m 100-percent scared of you. Don’t hurt me. Garrett’s stats speak for themselves, as he had 9.5 SK, 23 SOLO, and 4 FF before heading into the game with Tennessee. The biggest key for this defense is staying healthy for what is inevitably going to be a playoff run.

Kevin Stefanski

The Browns hit a home run with this hire. Stefanski understands the strongest asset to this team is its run game. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are without question the best running back duo in the league. The duo has combined for over 1,500 yds rushing and over 10 TDS. Stefanski knows to keep riding these horses all the way to the AFC title game. Yeah, I said it!

The Bake Show

Baker Mayfield haters haven’t had much to say since the start of November. Mayfield hasn’t thrown an interception in over a month, and in that period, the Browns are 4-1. For a franchise that has longed for stability at the QB position, I believe they finally have it with Baker. So please continue to do your insurance commercials, and let it fly out there. It’s Bake time!

While the majority of Cleveland fans are too afraid to admit it, relax. This team is a playoff team with the opportunity to make a deep run in the AFC. Believe the hype, and believe in the Dawg Pound! Soak it in Browns fans, you have a team to be proud of.

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