The Browns have won two straight games. Most years that alone is reason to celebrate. When those wins come against the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots, well, some might say those are the two biggest wins since the team returned to the NFL in 1999.
It doesn't get any easier this week as the Browns welcome the New York Jets to town. The Jets, of course, are coached by Rex Ryan, brother of Browns DC Rob Ryan. Could that give the Browns some kind of advantage? Perhaps, but it will definitely give them some motivation. Based on how the Browns played for their Head Coach Eric Mangini last week - going against his former team in New England - it certainly can't hurt.
Of course, the Jets are also a former employer of Mangini's, leading to Mangini saying he felt like he was in the movie "Ghosts of Girlfirend's Past".
Whatever it is, it seems to be working for the Browns. Colt McCoy, Peyton Hillis and Co. have the city fired about the Browns moreso that at any time in recent memory and another win this week could put the Browns on the cusp of contention.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves, however. The Jets are a tough team, especially on defense, something neither the Saints or Patriots are. How McCoy handles that will be key.