3 reasons the Cleveland Browns shouldn’t overlook the Atlanta Falcons

Marcus Mariota, Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Marcus Mariota, Falcons. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cleveland Browns have a winnable game Sunday, but the Falcons will put up a fight. Here are 3 reasons the Browns better not overlook the Falcons.

As we approach Week 4 of the NFL schedule, the Cleveland Browns prepare for yet another game they are the favorites in. You have that right, even with Deshaun Watson suspended, the Browns have been the favorites in all four games they’ve played this season.

With a 2-1 mark currently, and a brutal seven-game stretch coming, the Browns can’t afford to lose this one. The team has already won a road game, but this will be their biggest road test yet traveling to Atlanta to take on the 1-2 Falcons.

Coming into the season many expected the Falcons to be competing for the first pick of the 2023 NFL draft and fighting after Bryce Young and C.J. Stroud who will be highly sought-after quarterbacks. But after three weeks, this team has looked competitive, and the Browns better not overlook them, or they will be handed a big fat loss. Here are the three biggest reasons the Browns shouldn’t overlook the Falcons on Sunday.

Reasons Browns shouldn’t overlook Atlanta

Falcons, Kyle Pitts. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Difficult Schedule

The Atlanta Falcons come into the weekend at 1-2, but they certainly have played well, especially in Weeks 2 and 3. After an opening week debacle vs. the Saints where they had the lead most of the game before losing 27-27, the offense and defense have both stepped up when needed.

They fought the L.A Rams extremely tough in a 27-31 loss on the road in week two and went to Seattle and won 27-23 in Week 3. The Seahawks weren’t expected to be great this year, but to this point, Geno Smith has looked good and they appear to be as competitive as ever.

It’s easy to say the Falcons were supposed to be bad and only 1-2 this year, but they are a much better team than anyone expected.