Cleveland Browns vs. Cardinals: Predicting the potential Oklahoma-style shootout
Writer: John Hillberry
Game: Cleveland Browns (6-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1)
Summary: The Browns are headed out west this weekend with a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. While the Browns are finally in position to go .500 on the season, the storylines behind this matchup are intriguing as well.
Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray will be matched up against one another for the first time in their careers. A lot of parallels run between the two, who both are both Heisman winning Quarterbacks from Oklahoma, and we’re both taken number one overall in the past two NFL drafts.
With Baker still dealing with a lingering hand injury, one would hope that Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens is going to dial up a healthy dose of the Chubb train for the Cardinals to deal with on Sunday.
The Browns on paper have the weapons to get this one done easily and finally pull .500 on the season to a record of 7-7. But with this team, nothing on paper has translated to the field that well this season, so anything is possible. We should still fully expect the Browns to win this game. Let’s hope the west coast blues don’t continue this year for them.
Prediction: Cleveland 24, Arizona 10