4. Brissett finds his groove
Not everything was great in Cleveland’s Week 1 victory. While they scored 26 points and got the win, there were several plays left on the field. Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and Kareem Hunt all broke free on routes that very well could have been touchdowns.
Unfortunately, all three wound up with nothing to show for it. Either Jacoby Brissett didn’t see the receiver break free, or he was high on the pass and the ball hit the turf.
For the day, he was just 18-of-34 for 147 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He also needed a 15-yard penalty to get into range for the long kick — and was fortunate the refs missed a potential grounding penalty on him as well.
Even with that being said, Brissett did his job and Cleveland walked away with the win. They asked him not to lose them the game, and that’s exactly what he wound up doing.
Against the Jets, however, look for him to do slightly more than that. Brissett is not only new to this team but hardly played at all in the preseason. That likely contributed to his slow start this past Sunday and this prediction is that he finds a solid rhythm in Week 2 at home.
He’s never going to be Deshaun Watson, but he can hit 250-yards with a couple of scores against New York — and that will be more than enough for another win.