The Houston Hook: Texans lead all-time series vs Browns

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The Houston Texans lead the Cleveland Browns in their 11 all-time meetings.

Though the Houston Texans lead the all-time series against the Cleveland Browns at 7-4, the 2021 Cleveland Browns are a strong team, and the Browns franchise won their most recent game against the Texans in 2020 as they won last season’s game by a 10-7 score.

In results provided by Pro Football Database, before last season’s loss the Houston Texans had a five-game winning streak against the Browns dating back to 2008 all the way to 2018. In the first five games between the two AFC teams, it was Cleveland winning four of those games.

The Texans also have scored 219 points against Cleveland in their 11-game history, while the Browns have totaled 170 points.

Now for this 2021 meeting between the two teams, what stands out the most is the Browns are coming off a loss, but it was against the mighty Kansas City Chiefs by a 33-29 score, so the Browns have already played some of their toughest competition and battle hard.

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The Houston Texans aren’t the Chiefs – and have not been the same since a certain playoff game against Kansas City – so though Cleveland doesn’t have as big of a challenge in Week 2, the Texans could be dangerous because of one word … confidence.

With Tyrod Taylor coming off a steady game, and Brandin Cooks being a Top 5 receiver in yardage in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, those are two of the most important players for the Texans offense. Taylor and Cooks need to have high-quality games for the team to stay within reach of the Browns.

Cleveland isn’t an automatic loss for the Texans, so Houston needs to come into this Week 2 road game with some of the momentum they gained last Sunday. Will they, though, is the question everyone is waiting to be answered.

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