Browns rocky start places them among just two other teams in the Super Bowl era
By Navneet Singh
The Cleveland Browns' 2022 season has been immensely disappointing for their supporters.
The squad lost to the New York Jets in Week 2 after blowing what appeared to be an insurmountable lead against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.
The Browns blew their Week 5 game after having to cling on against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football and losing to an undermanned Atlanta Falcons club.
The Browns had a lead heading into the fourth quarter of each of the five games. They managed to win just two of those five games, somehow.
Only three of the 85 teams have exited those contests with fewer than three victories:
• Saints, 1999 (1-4)
· Seahawks of 15 (2-3)
• Browns, 22 (2-3)
Cleveland should be 5-0 based on the historical data mentioned above. They should, at the very least, be 4-1, just like 71 of the 85 teams that began the 2022 season with the same record as the Browns.
Cleveland's inability to complete the task may have been due to a variety of factors, but it is obvious that this failure is exceptional and statistically improbable to have occurred.
The 1999 Saints finished the year with a 3-13 record.
While the 2015 Seahawks made the playoffs with a 10-6 record.