A slow start hasn't done anything to diminish the expectations that the Cleveland Browns have set for themselves in 2019.
In an interview with NBC Sports' Mike Tirico (h/t ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio), Baker Mayfield said the Browns expect to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2002:
"That's what the guys in this locker room expect. And I don't think we can wrap our minds around what it would mean for this town until it actually happens. And so I think that benefit of being a little naive about it, it's taking it one week at a time. Knowing where we want to go, what our expectations are and what we have to do get there. But then don't look up until it's there. And don't look up 'til you're done and to see what you've created and that culture that we would have at that point and the energy that the fans would have."
Thanks to Mayfield's breakout rookie campaign and the addition of Odell Beckham Jr. in the offseason, expectations were sky-high for the Browns at the start of this season.