Cleveland Browns Feats of Strength
Now, under the rules of this portion of Festivus, the holiday isn’t over until Frank gets pinned. So I’m going to alter this just a tad because I would not want you to try and pin me ahead of Christmas Day.
So what I will discuss are the strong points of the team.
First off, the offensive line continues to be a top unit in the NFL, despite having a laundry list of injuries. The Browns boast the fifth-best rushing attack in the league despite the injuries to the offensive line and to running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. The duo is arguably the best one-two punch in the league, but have not been on the field together much this season.
Joel Bitonio and Wyatt Teller are both headed to the Pro Bowl and rightfully so. Two of the best offensive linemen in the league are getting their just due and they are a huge reason the Browns haven’t faltered too much in the running game.
Another strength of this team is the defense, which ranks in the top-five in yards allowed per game at 321.7. Leading the charge is defensive end Myles Garrett who is having a historic season and is looking for more over the final three weeks of the season.
Through 14 weeks, Garrett has racked up 15 sacks, setting the Browns franchise single-season record, 28 QB hits, 48 combined tackles including 16 for a loss, and his first career touchdown. He might not win the award, but he will certainly be in the running for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He is also heading to the Pro Bowl.
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has proven to be one of the steals of the 2021 NFL Draft and contributes to show why he will be another defensive anchor for this team for the next several years.
I wish you all a Happy Festivus and a Merry Christmas! Stay safe, enjoy this special time of the year with whoever makes you happy, and finally, go Browns!