Cleveland Browns Week 2 Predictions: Looking to stay undefeated

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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns looks on during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Writer: Chris Markoch

Game: Cleveland Browns at New Orleans Saints

Summary: If the Browns continue to give us a game with as many twists and turns as they did in their week one tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, all Browns fans might need a trip to Bourbon Street. Instead, it’s the Browns who get a trip to the Big Easy. And awaiting them is a New Orleans Saints team that is coming off an opening week loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

They say the greatest improvement in a football team comes between weeks 1 and 2. The Browns should certainly hope that’s the case for their offense which sputtered against the Steelers but showed glimpses of what all of us saw in the preseason. In the preseason, the Browns tended to play an up-tempo style in the limited time Tyrod Taylor played. I can’t believe that was by accident, but it was only shown in a very limited way against Pittsburgh. Hmm. Was Todd Haley concerned about the field conditions and weather, or was he saving it for the Saints? I don’t know, but I expect to see it, and I believe we’ll have some success.

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The Saints will also be looking for some improvement from a defense that allowed 48 points to the Buccaneers. Unfortunately for the Browns, their offense showed no such signs of rust laying down 40 points of their own. Make no mistake, this is one of the NFL’s premier offenses with stars at every level.

Maybe the Saints will have one too many beignets in the morning and come out lethargic so the Browns can steal one. I’d love to think so, but in the end, I think it’s too much offense from the Saints.

Final Score: New Orleans 38, Cleveland 24