The Cleveland Browns now sit at 5-3 on the season. The problem? So do the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers. This makes the playoff picture a bit murky for the Browns as they look to get back into the postseason for the first time since 2020. Where do their playoff odds currently sit after a blowout win against the Arizona Cardinals?
According to FTN’s DVOA (formerly Football Outsiders), the Browns are projected to now have a 62 percent chance of making the playoffs as they currently sit two games above .500. ESPN’s Football Power Index is a bit less bullish on the Browns, as they project Cleveland to have a 54 percent chance to find their way into the postseason at this point in the 2023 season.
With a massive opportunity to make a statement against the Baltimore Ravens, a team establishing themselves as perhaps the best in the NFL, the Browns can see their odds take a massive leap with an underdog win.