5 reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the New York Jets
No. 4: Elite Offensive line play
Though the Browns were missing starting right tackle Jack Conklin and his backup Chris Hubbard, their offensive line still showed it was one of the best in the league. Second-year tackle James Hudson looked like a different player compared to what he showed as a rookie.
After being drafted in the fourth round as a developmental player, he was forced into playing time last year. After showing some improvements at the end of the season he took a big step forward in Week 1.
Wyatt Teller continues to show that he is one of the best guards in the entire NFL. He just mauls players in the pass game opening holes for the Browns’ great rushing attack. If they are to beat the Jets with their backup quarterback they will need this offensive line to continue to pave the way.
No. 3: Two top 10 running backs
How do you take advantage of having an elite-level offensive line? You pair that with one of the best backfields in the league. Nick Chubb continues to make it look easy his vision at the position is some of the best we have seen in Cleveland in a long time. If there is a hole to be exploited for a big gain Chubb will find it.
Kareem Hunt provides a different, more physical style to change it up when Chubb needs a break. Hunt could be a starter on a majority of teams in the league and his ability to lineup as a wide receiver as well makes this duo one of the best in the game.