The Browns will travel to San Francisco for their second game on Monday Night Football this season. A few trends will be broken for both teams in this game, and these are some things to look out for.
A lot of critics were proven wrong by the Cleveland Browns last week as they beat the Baltimore Ravens 40-25. But they are in the toughest part of their schedule and this stretch will define them as a team.
This week, they get their third appearance of the season in prime-time. People want to watch this team play because of the star power of players like Odell Beckham Jr., Baker Mayfield, and Myles Garrett.
They and the rest of the Browns will have their hands full against the undefeated San Francisco 49ers, who are coming off their bye week. The 49ers have one of the best defenses in the league, a defense littered with first round picks and led by All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman.
Their defense is third in yards allowed and eighth in points allowed a game. They’ve forced seven turnovers, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns. The flip side is their offense has turned the ball over eight times, the most in the NFL.
The Browns also bring a good defense to this game, even though they have been dealing with significant injuries. On offense, they seemed to find their groove running the football last week as Nick Chubb ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns.
You will learn a lot about both teams in this game. Neither has been good recently but hope to be in the playoffs this year. A big performance in this game can give a team a ton of confidence and momentum.