Browns fans haven't had much to cheer about this year, but thanks to the Texans, that could change over the final two weeks of the season.
Instead of cheering for the Browns to win, which has basically been a fruitless endeavor this year, Browns fans might want to spend more of their energy cheering for the Texans to lose, because that could mean big things for Cleveland in the 2018 NFL Draft.
If the Texans lose out, the big winner in that situation would be the Browns because they currently hold the rights to Houston's 2018 first-round pick as part of the trade that allowed the Texans to draft Deshaun Watson back in April.
The crazy part of all this is that the Browns could potentially end up with the top two picks in the 2018 draft if everything falls their way, and it wouldn't take much for that to happen.
First, let's take a look at how the draft order stands through Week 15 (with the Buccaneers yet to play against the Falcons). The teams below are listed with their current record and with their current strength of schedule, which is the first tiebreaker in draft order.
The Browns could actually end up getting the top two picks in the 2018 NFL Draft
CBS Sports | Dec 19