Cleveland Browns: 5 bold predictions vs San Francisco 49ers
Nick Chubb will rush for at least 120 yards
It seemed like all of the Dawg Pound was yelling at head coach Freddie Kitchens to give Nick Chubb the ball more. Well they got what they wanted in Week 4 and it worked beautifully. Chubb ran all over a talented Ravens defense, including an 88-yard touchdown run that may have been the highlight of the weekend.
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This prediction is especially bold because San Francisco has the fifth ranked run defense, allowing only 75 rushing yards a game.
Their front seven is ridiculous with players like Fred Warner, Kwon Alexander, DeForest Buckner and 2019 second overall pick Nick Bosa. Defensive end Dee Ford has not practiced all week but they are hopeful that he will be ready for the game. But you have to believe he won’t be 100 percent.
They have good numbers against the run, but did allow 121 rushing yards to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Browns will be the best running attack they have seen all year.
Cleveland’s offensive line has been run blocking very good. Joel Bitonio is one the best guards in the NFL and guard Eric Kush and tackle Chris Hubbard have also been improving and seem to be gaining confidence through the run game.
Most offensive lineman like to fire off the ball and move the other team off the line of scrimmage. So if they start the game running the ball, it should help the offensive line the rest of the game.
If the offensive line can sustain blocks and get to those talented linebackers on the second-level Chubb has shown us what he can he do with the football.