Cleveland Browns: 3 keys to a win vs Washington

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BEREA, OHIO – AUGUST 16: Greedy Williams #26 of the Cleveland Browns works out during training camp on August 16, 2020 at the Cleveland Browns training facility in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

3 Keys to victory as Cleveland Browns prepare to face Washington

Entering Sunday against Washington, the Cleveland Browns will certainly be hungry to get a win and have a winning record early in the season, something the Browns have not had much of in recent years. For me, there are several things to look forward to watching on Sunday.

Will Baker Mayfield continue to have success or was his performance against the Bengals a fluke?Will the offensive line continue to hold its own? Can the defense step up after playing below average the first two weeks of the season? How will Mack Wilson, Greedy Williams, and Kevin Johnson potentially returning impact the defense?

All of these questions will be answered on Sunday. Before getting those questions answered, what are the 3 keys to a victory on Sunday?

No. 3: More strong CB play

Against the Bengals on Sunday, Denzel Ward had A.J. Green on lock all game, being in his hip pocket the entire time. The Browns will be getting reinforcements in the secondary this week, as Greedy Williams and Kevin Johnson are both set to make their returns.

In place of the absent Williams, Terrence Mitchell has been playing extremely well, making it interesting to see if they are willing to just take Mitchell out when he’s playing as solid as he has been.

Getting both Williams and Johnson back with help without a doubt, as well as give the Browns depth at the position and give them the option to rotate them at times, always keeping their legs fresh.

Washington doesn’t have too many weapons as it is, so keeping their production at a minimum will be key. In recent history, the Browns secondary can be recognized for making the average playmaker look elite against them, so hopefully, they can keep Washington’s few playmakers in check.