Cleveland Browns: 4 Vikings players to watch in Week 4
The Cleveland Browns have another difficult NFC North opponent in Week 4 and must keep an eye on these four Vikings to get the win.
The Cleveland Browns (2-1) will travel to Minnesota to play the (1-2) Vikings. Not only will this be another game the Browns should win, but it will also be a homecoming for our head coach, Kevin Stefanski, who spent over a decade with the Vikings in various offensive roles.
Cleveland is coming off a dominant 26-6 win over the Chicago Bears where their defense put Justin Fields on his back nine times. The Vikings are coming off their first win of the year against a very talented Seattle Seahawks team. The team had 453 total yards in that game and was 9-of-14 on third down.
This will be an extremely interesting game as both teams have the exact same style of offense. Running the ball first to set up the passing game. Both defenses will also play very aggressively and look to put pressure on the quarterback.
There are no easy games in the NFL and this one will be no different, however, this is another one of those games that the Browns need to win if they want a chance to contend for a Super Bowl.
Below are four players the Browns must watch on the Vikings side and keep under control.
Cleveland Browns: Vikings player to watch No. 4 – Harrison Smith, Safety
Harrison Smith has been the starting safety for the Vikings for 10 years now, and he is a guy who has performed at a pro-bowl level for multiple years. At 6-foot-4, 211-pounds, not only can he play in coverage, he is fantastic in run support.
Look for Smith to be up near the line of scrimmage for much of the game on Sunday as he will be a big part of trying to take away Nick Chubb. The Vikings defense is tough, but it is full of a lot of talented players and lacks the huge megastar.