Writer: Casey Kinnamon
Game: Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns
Summary: The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a primetime matchup for the second week in a row. This time it’s a Sunday night affair, a place the Browns haven’t found themselves since 2008. Playing under the lights shouldn’t be as big of a deal this time around, even though the visiting Los Angeles Lambs; I mean Rams, are a significant upgrade from the Browns last opponent.
The Rams enter the matchup with a 2-0 record and have looked good in both of their games this season. The Browns defense will have their hands full trying to stymy Sean McVey’s all attack all the time offense.
Getting to Rams quarterback Jared Goff will be the priority. If the Browns are able to pressure Goff up the middle and force him off of his spot, the defensive backs should be able to capitalize. Both Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams are going to have their opportunities to make plays. The Rams tight end, Gerald Everett, will be the x-factor. Expect Joe Schobert to draw that assignment.
The Rams boast a formidable defense but the biggest obstacle the Browns offense will face is themselves. Expect the Browns to beat both and show multiple glimpses of the dynamic offense they were touted to be. Baker Mayfield will throw for over 350 yards and 2 touchdowns. Nick Chubb will be Nick Chubb adding a touchdown and breaking the 100-yard threshold for the first time this season.
Prediction: This one comes down to the wire, but the Browns are able to pull it off in the final seconds. Browns 27 Rams 24