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#1 Posted by liny195 1 year 1 month ago
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The Cleveland Browns lit a spark under their fans and across the NFL with their victory over the New York Jets a little more than a week ago.That spark could turn into a bonfire if the Browns can string a few wins together starting on Sunday when they face the Oakland Raiders. Just don’t expect that to turn into an appearance this season on Sunday Night Football.Beginning in Week 5 Cleveland Browns Hats , NBC has the ability to dump the scheduled Sunday night game and “flex” another game into that time slot. It is not as simple as executives at NBC pointing to the schedule and saying, “we want Baker Mayfield and the Browns,” however. There are guidelines to follow, with the key ones being that:CBS and FOX have to approve losing one of their games to Sunday nightThe decision has to be made no later than 12 days prior to the actual game. So, for example, nothing that happens this weekend has any impact on the Sunday night game for the following week.NBC has to be willing to give up the game that is currently scheduled for Sunday night.The Browns have some games that could be appealing, so let’s take at look and see what the chances are of the Browns picking up a Sunday night slot.October 21 at Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers have been an early season surprise, but the magic of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick may be wearing off a bit. The scheduled game for that week is the Los Angeles Rams against the San Francisco 49ers, which has lost some of its appeal after San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was lost for the season with a knee injury. Even so Cleveland Browns Hoodie , Browns vs. Bucs may not have enough national appeal.October 28 at Pittsburgh. Mayfield’s first trip to Pittsburgh with the possibility of him planting a Browns flag at Heinz Field is spicy. But the scheduled Sunday night game is New Orleans at Minnesota, and NBC is not dropping a playoff rematch.November 4 vs. Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes and Mayfield lighting up the scoreboard is something that everyone can get behind. The problem? The scheduled game that night is Green Bay at New England, so no chance NBC is giving that game up.November 11 vs. Atlanta. If the Browns and Falcons are both in playoff contention come mid-November, this game could have some appeal. The bigger question is whether or not NBC would be willing to give up the Dallas vs. Philadelphia matchup already on the schedule. The NFC East may be extremely overexposed, but those teams pull in the ratings.December 9 vs. Carolina. This game actually has some potential if the Browns can hit December playing well. The scheduled game for that evening is Pittsburgh vs. Oakland, and while people are still oddly fascinated by Oakland head coach Jon Gruden, the idea of putting a two-win Oakland team on primetime might be more than NBC can stomach. The idea of the Browns playing their way into a Sunday primetime game this season is fun to speculate about, but when you break it down it seems pretty unlikely that will happen. (Although if they manage to enter Week 17 needing a win for a playoff spot, anything is possible.)A more plausible scenario would be the Browns playing well enough to have a game or two moved into the late-afternoon slot as part of a national broadcast. All they have to do is keep on winning. The Browns drafted Myles Garrett with the first overall choice in 2017. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield Youth Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , the No. 1 overall pick this year, said Cleveland should have selected Patrick Mahomes in hindsight.鈥淭alent wise, I thought he should have been,” Mayfield said Wednesday, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I love Myles but. . . . 鈥淐oming from the Texas Tech system, there are always your skeptics, people doubting the fact that all he did was sit back there and throw the ball. He threw it 88 times in our game [a 66-59 Oklahoma victory over Texas Tech], but when it comes down to it, throwing the ball is throwing the ball www.brownsauthorizedshops.com , and he鈥檚 really good at it.鈥滻t’s hard to argue with Mayfield’s observation, even though Garrett’s eight sacks ties for second in the NFL behind Aaron Donald‘s 10.If the Browns had taken Mahomes, the Chiefs likely still have Alex Smith. Washington may still have Kirk Cousins. Minnesota may still have Case Keenum. Denver would have? And Mayfield and Garrett both would have gone elsewhere.Mayfield spent the 2013 season at Texas Tech. Mahomes was there 2014-16.Their 2016 shootout was a classic with Mayfield’s Oklahoma team beating Mahomes’ Texas Tech team 66-59 as the teams combined for a Division I single-game record 1,708 yards.鈥淭here was a play in that college game, he was rolling to his left, flicked it and went about 65 in the air for a touchdown, back of the end zone,” Mayfield said. “He does stuff that you can鈥檛 even think that would actually be possible.鈥欌€ Custom Minnesota Vikings Jerseys
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