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Browns success is the shock of the season

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We have already had a lot of shocks in the NFL so far this season, the St Louis Rams have given us one of the best plays of all times, the San Francisco 49ers are 5-4 while the Arizona Cardinals are 8-1.

It would have been a brave man to have predicted the season to have gone this way so far when it kicked off back in August.

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are living up to everyone's expectations whilst the Buffalo Bills are shocking the league currently standing at 5-4.

The Detroit Lions are the second best team in the NFC despite being without superstar Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson and the Oakland Raiders are this years last team to get a win as they currently have an 0-9 record.

Johnny Manziel hasn't started a game for the Cleveland Browns whilst #1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has missed the majority of the season.


There have been many shocks this season but I think that the biggest has in fact come from Ohio, and the Browns.

The AFC North is the best division in the NFL so far this season as all four teams can boast a winning record.

It is the first time since 2008 a division has had all four teams with winning records this late into the season, but out of the four teams, it is the Browns who are the biggest revelation.

Unsurprisingly the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers have winning records, but shockingly, none of them top the division.

The Browns sit atop of the AFC North with a 6-3 record and last Thursday night, they demolished the Bengals in Cincinnati.

Prior to the season, who would have predicted the Browns to be top of their division, without having to play Manziel?

Hoyer showing his skill

All through the pre-season, it was the burning question in Cleveland, who will be the starting Quarterback? Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer?

Well coach Mike Pettine went for Hoyer and hasn't looked back since.

Hoyer has played all nine of Cleveland's games and has had his ups and downs but despite that the Browns have kept him in and he has excelled.

With one of the most promising young Quarterbacks of recent years on the bench, trade rumours have followed Manziel and perhaps he should consider them with Hoyer playing so well right now.

Whilst the Browns have given us this season's biggest shock, the real question is, how long will it last?

Whilst they may make a strong run into the post-season, how will they far against the teams that join them there?

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