How will Cleveland Browns defense, especially secondary perform this week?
For most of the Browns and Chiefs game, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes was contained for the most part by the Browns defense. Yes, Mahomes was completing passes and running some but Cleveland seemed to be okay in giving up the dinking and dunking game to keep the Chiefs at bay.
The Browns only allowed the Chiefs 10 points in that first half. Kansas City did come out in the second half and scored another touchdown early. They then got the benefit of a rare Nick Chubb fumble at midfield. However that defense of the Browns bent but didn’t break in only giving up a field goal.
The play that will stick in my mind forever was then the huge mistake in the Browns secondary when safety John Johnson III lost track of a Hail Mary heave by Mahomes and allowed the Chiefs to score quickly late in the game right after, it had seemed the Browns were on the verge of victory and a nine-point lead at the time. That lead evaporated then over the next five minutes as Cleveland’s players were battling the shock of the situation.
This week, the Texans are bringing some high-powered offense to the game. They scored two touchdowns through the air in their first game and had 449 total yards as a team. Their top receiver, Brandin Cooks, had 5 catches and 132 yards last weekend against the Jaguars.
It only takes one mistake, as we saw in the Browns and Chiefs game to change the outcome of the game. And though the Browns defense seemed overall to be playing better as a unit than previous seasons that can all quickly change if Cleveland were to get burned a few more times in this upcoming Texans game.