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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Think About This For A Minute
How bizarre does this sound? The CLEVELAND BROWNS have a Pro Bowl selection (Joe Thomas for the tenth straight season, only the fifth NFL player to be selected in each of his first ten seasons), while the first place Detroit Lions do not. This is in spite of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford having an MVP season, completing 66.3% of his passes while throwing for 3,720 yards, 22 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Don't forget that Cleveland hasn't won a single game this season and is on the verge of a winless season. Stafford might be an alternate (second) along with punter Sam Martin (first), kicker Matt Prater (first), and cornerback Darius Slay (second). But doesn't this sound odd that a hapless franchise like the Browns have more Pro Bowl picks than a team hoping to be the NFL version of the 2016 Chicago Cubs in the Lions?