5 Bold predictions for Cleveland Browns in Week 5 vs. Chargers
No. 2: Brissett throws for over 300 yards
Jacoby Brissett’s been in the NFL since 2016 and has only thrown for more than 300 yards five times in his career. This season he’s been creeping upwards as he recorded 234 yards passing in this last game. If he would have connected on any number of bad throws in the last few weeks, he would have surpassed 300 yards easily in any of his contests.
The Chargers don’t have the best passing defense as they’ve given up 959 yards already. If the Browns utilize their screen passing game to players like Kareem Hunt, while also reestablishing the connection between Brissett and Amari Cooper, then the Cleveland quarterback could earn his sixth 300-yard passing game.
While Cooper wasn’t able to help out much in the Browns passing attack this past week, they were still moving the chains a lot as Brissett got tight end David Njoku and wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones more involved in the offense.
One would have to think DPJ and Njoku will continue to be involved a lot in this matchup. DPJ had virtually fallen off the face of the planet before last weekend’s nice recovery where he caught five passes for 71 yards.
No. 1: Cade York wins it with a field goal
Cade York has had a nice start to his rookie campaign as he registered a game-winning 58-yard field goal in Week 1. He followed that magical moment up with some less-than-ideal marks. He missed an extra point at the end of the New York Jets game that would have kept the lead at 14 points rather than 13 points. The Jets made a historic comeback and won by a point.
He’s missed two extra point attempts but has been a perfect eight for eight on his field goals through four games this season.
There will likely be a lot of points scored in this game and York will have to be able to convert those extra points. It may come down to who has the ball last in this battle and if the Browns get to that midfield area again at the end, look for York to nail another big field goal to give them a walk-off win.