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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Freedie Kitchens unlikely to be fired, but this Browns-Steelers stat sure is something

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Freddie Kitchens’ job status in Cleveland is shaky, but that does not necessarily mean a firing is coming in the immediate future despite an incredibly ominous trend.

The Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night, which led a crazy stat to be circulated. The last six Browns coaches have all been fired after a loss to the Steelers.

That fact should have put Kitchens on high alert.

So why has this happened historically? Five of the six coaches (everyone except Hue Jackson) were fired at the end of the season. The Browns end the season against a divisional opponent and have a 33 percent chance of that being Pittsburgh. Under all those coaches, they were completing poor seasons, and the loss to the Steelers was by at least double-digits.

Kitchens may be one-and-done in Cleveland, but it would be surprising to see them fire him so early, or even after the teams’ second meeting in Week 13.

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