The Cleveland Browns face off with the New England Patriots in Week 10 of the NFL season. While the season is just over halfway through, games are quickly starting to mean a lot more to teams. The Browns took care of business in an important Week 9 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals and now face another important task against the Patriots.
While the team’s game will always be the most important game, it isn’t the only game of interest for Cleveland and its fans.
In the muddied waters of the AFC and AFC North, a lot of games matter especially after the Baltimore Ravens were knocked off by the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football.
Here is a quick rundown of the games that matter for the Browns this week, besides their own:
1 PM – Saints Vs Titans
Before the season started, Cleveland had their eyes on getting the top seed in the AFC. After nine weeks, they sit two games behind the Tennesee Titans for that spot. The Titans continued to roll last week despite losing Derrick Henry, likely for the season.
This week, the Titans face off with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints had high hopes for their post-Drew Brees season but lost his replacement, Jameis Winston, to injury for the year as well.
Everything is predicated on the Browns winning their game this week. If they do and the Saints upset the Titans then the Browns will pull within one game of the top of the division after ten weeks of the regular season.
1 PM – Jaguars Vs Colts
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This shouldn’t be much of a game but the Indianapolis Colts haven’t made things easy this year with Carson Wentz. The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t made things easy under Urban Meyer but were not expected to do much this year anyway.
The Colts should put this one away at home and, assuming both win, stay one game behind the Browns.
1 PM – Bills Vs Jets
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The Buffalo Bills have vacillated between looking like the best team in the AFC to a team some are…