Cleveland Browns: 5 Bold Predictions vs. Seattle Seahawks
1. Baker Mayfield will have his best game of the season
This prediction is especially bold because last week Mayfield played his worst game of the season, 8-of-22 for just 100 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions.
The biggest reason he will have success against the Seahawks is they don’t have Mayfield’s achillies heal, a pass rush. They only have ten sacks this season 23rd in the NFL.
In college, Mayfield looked so good because he was basically throwing from a bubble, his offensive line was amazing. Now that it is the other way around he hasn’t looked comfortable in the pocket.
If the offensive line cannot hold up against a bad pass rush then the coaches have to call plays that get the ball out of his hands faster.
The quick passing game is what has led them to both of their victories this season, that and Nick Chubb.
They also are not facing a very good secondary, this is no longer the Legion of Boom. They have the 26th pass defense. Cornerback Tre Flowers has not played well and Shaquille Griffin has not been much better.
They also lost Earl Thomas to the Ravens this offseason, Bradley McDougald has done a decent job filling in, but he isn’t an all-pro like Thomas.
No pass rush and a bad secondary should mean a lot of yards through the air for the Browns. Also probably will not have an easy time running the ball against Bobby Wagner and Jadeveon Clowney.