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NFL Insider Has Update On The Browns' Playoff Chances

Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns tells to the crowd to be quiet after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Cleveland Browns have stunned the football world by reeling off back-to-back wins and four wins in their last five. Almost as surprising is the fact that the Browns are still mathematically alive in the playoff race so late in the season.

According to Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Mary Kay Cabot, the Cleveland Browns still have an outside chance of making the playoffs despite their 6-7-1 record.

Cabot quoted an NFL spokesman who told her that the Browns would not be eliminated from playoff contention this weekend regardless of any Sunday outcome.

In the event that there was a three-way tie at 8-7-1 between the Browns, Titans, and Colts, the Browns would find themselves in the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

The Browns will need to win two more games in order to secure their first winning season since 2007.

In theory, the Browns could win the AFC North title. But as of writing, the Steelers hold the lead against the Patriots, which would prevent the Browns from winning the AFC North title if that result holds.