5. Odell Beckham Jr vs Marlon Humphrey
If you’re a wide receivers or cornerbacks guy, this is a match made in heaven for you. Two of the best at their positions will be going one on one against each other for the entire game to start the season. Both players will be entering the game healthy, so it’s going to be incredibly fun to watch.
If you think this is going to be an easy win for Odell Beckham, you’re wrong. Marlon Humphrey is a cornerback who deserves some serious respect on his name. Last season, PFF had him as the highest-graded cornerback in single coverage.
Last season, Odell Beckham Jr struggled against the Ravens and was primarily being guarded by Humphrey. Seeing 13 targets in the two games against the Ravens last season, Odell was only able to catch six of them for a total of 64 yards and a touchdown. That’s around three catches, 32 yards, and half a touchdown per game. If he puts up those numbers this week, the Browns are going to be in serious trouble.
If OBJ can post a 100-plus-yard receiving game and score a touchdown, the Browns are going to be in good shape. This is going to be an extremely fun matchup to watch if you’re a hardcore NFL fan. A hundred-yard game from Odell seems to be unlikely for this game, but will have to be a key to the team’s chances of winning this game. Chalk this up as an unlikely matchup for the Browns to win.