Future Isn’t Looking Bright for the Bills and Browns

After the first week of the NFL season, the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns are trying to regroup after losing their first games of the year. While some might think it’s too early to panic, fans in both cities are starting to entertain the idea that this is going to be another long season without a playoff appearance for their beloved teams. Neither the Bills nor Browns covered the NFL predictions against the spread last week, and they probably won’t cover again this week.

Before the season began, fans in Buffalo had a little hope for their team after coming close to making the playoffs last year. The team resigned promising quarterback Tyrod Taylor and head coach Rex Ryan promised the team would be more disciplined and cut back on the penalties that hurt them last year, but things apparently haven’t changed because the Bills were very undisciplined on Sunday and didn’t provide a lot of protection for their quarterback.

In the first half of their game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Bills were outgained 114-2 at one point, which isn’t going to cut it if you’re trying to win games. The secondary, which was supposed to be one of their biggest strengths, looked bad and blew a lot of coverage’s during the game.

In the second half, the Bills tried to mount a comeback and got close, but the team eventually imploded, making a lot of bad choices and getting penalized for them. At one point in the second half, the Bills had cut the lead to 10-7, and had the Ravens backed up deep in their territory. Instead of forcing Baltimore to punt the ball, the Bills committed two personal fouls in three plays, and gave Baltimore great position at midfield, which they converted into a field goal.

The Cleveland Browns have known more misery than most NFL franchises, but fans still fill the Dawg Pound every season, hoping this is the year the team turns things around. However, after the overhaul the team went through in the offseason, fans knew the Browns aren’t a playoff team, but remained cautiously optimistic the Browns would have a good season.

Cleveland signed former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to compete for the quarterback position during the offseason. Since new head coach Hue Jackson has had a lot of success reviving the careers of quarterbacks, many felt it was a good fit.

During the first half of their game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Browns offense didn’t look very good, but Griffin seemed like he was comfortable in the offense. As the game progressed, the Eagles figured out Cleveland’s offense and essentially shut them down.

The Browns receivers had a really rough go of it in Sunday because the ball was either being overthrown by Griffin, who struggled in the second half, or they were dropping passes thrown at them. The running game was slightly better but not by much, which made it an easy victory for the Eagles.

To make matters worse for the Browns, Griffin was hurt late in the game, and on Monday, the team placed him on IR, which means he won’t be back on the field before week 10. The good news for Cleveland Browns is that the loss of Griffin all but guarantees they will have the first pick in the draft next year, hopefully they finally find their quarterback of the future.

What Wild Things May Happen in the NFL’s Near Future


1.  Cam Newton may never play in the  Superbowl again.

His character flaws were badly exposed in Superbowl 50 and  the Panthers are extremely overrated. “Mr. Webcam “played at an all-world level in 2015 which covered up the vulnerable points, yet consider this year an exception. They will win their division once more in 2016-7, but will be bounced from the playoffs relatively easily.

2. Matt Forte may sign with the Patriots and have a career year.

Forte just wants to win and is an ideal fit with New England. He will give them a much required run threat , as well as catch over 70 balls from Mr.Tom Brady. He could have over 2000 yards from scrimmage!

3. Odell Beckham Jr. may  have a 2,000 yard receiving season before 2020. Baby, watch him burn!

 

4. The Packers may have the # 1 offense next year.

Jordy Nelson will  return from his ACL injury better than ever. Eddie Lacy will  lose 30 extra pounds as well as be motivated in a contract year. Both gamers will have career  years, propelling Aaron Rodgers back to the MVP and also representing the NFC in Super Bowl 51.

5. The Bengals may win two playoff games next year!

The Bengals will breakout  in a huge way and not only win one playoff  game, but two. That’s right people, Packers may meet Bengals  in Super Bowl 51!