The Browns went 11-5, finished third in the AFC North, and scored 48 points in a Wild Card playoff win at Pittsburgh in 2020.
Kevin Stefanski is in his second year as an NFL head coach. The previous 14 seasons before 2020 were spent as an assistant in Minnesota. He began his career there as an assistant to the head coach, and ascended all the way to offensive coordinator.
The two franchises have met 11 times. After dropping the first two contests in 2002 and 2005, the Texans have won seven of the next eight, before dropping a Week 10 contest in Cleveland, 10-7.
Notable Browns: QB Baker Mayfield, WR Odell Beckham, Junior, RB Nick Chubb, WR Jarvis Landry, DE Myles Garrett.
DE Jadeveon Clowney was the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, spending his first five seasons in Houston. He signed with the Browns in free agency this offseason. first round pick of the Texans, and played in Houston from 2014-2018. QB Case Keenum was a Texans QB in 2013 and 2014. Assistant special teams coach Doug Colman held the same title with the Texans from 2014-2017.