When the Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson a few weeks back, it was a sure sign they were tanking, right? I mean – the Browns weren’t very good anyway and now without their star running back? That ship was bound to sink.
Except in the three games since the trade, the Browns are undefeated and loving life, despite the loss of quarterback Brian Hoyer who went down with a devastating ACL injury last night.
Still, even shunned backup Brandon Weeden came in and could do no wrong against the Buffalo Bills secondary en route to the Browns’ victory which placed them atop the AFC North, and according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the AFC Central as well.
Per Awful Announcing:
Nobody tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer editorial department that it’s been 12 years since the AFC Central existed. It’s more enjoyable this way.
The picture below features a caption suggesting that the Browns lead the long defunct division, but really, who cares about a silly typo.
The Browns have a winning record five games into the season. They can lead two divisions if they want to, dammit.