5 Bold predictions for Cleveland Browns in Week 5 vs. Chargers
By John Suchan
Jacoby Brissett having a career game against the Chargers is one bold prediction. What others could we see for the Browns on Sunday to bring a victory?
After the Cleveland Browns suffered a tough loss on the road last week against the Atlanta Falcons, they return home to play the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday. While the Chargers and Browns enter the game with identical records at 2-2, the Chargers got some momentum last weekend as they got a road win against the Houston Texans.
Additional trouble for Cleveland is that they’ve had very little success the last couple of seasons when they’ve played Los Angeles, especially since they added quarterback Justin Herbert. Last season, the Browns went out west to play the Chargers and grabbed a big lead early but were stunned in the fourth quarter of that game, giving up 26 points late and losing 47-42.
Herbert went for 398 passing yards and four touchdowns. Cleveland’s secondary was exposed a year ago and it feels like that may happen again in this game. Before we go that far, let’s consider some bold predictions that could sway the victory pendulum the Browns’ way.
5 bold predictions for Browns vs. Chargers
No. 5: Kareem Hunt has his best game of the season
Prior to this season, Kareem Hunt made it known he wanted to sign a contract extension with the Browns, and when they didn’t do that, he went on to request a trade. Despite that attempt, Hunt has returned to the team and gotten off to a good start.
Through four games he’s already rushed for 200 yards and caught 11 passes for 73 yards. Those are solid for the former All-Pro, now in his sixth season.
He’s not gotten a lot of attention so far this season because teammate Nick Chubb has been having the best season of his career. Chubb has already rushed for 459 yards and collected five touchdowns. But that won’t stop the Browns from putting Hunt out there on the field.
Now, Hunt will get a chance against a team he has had a good history against. Last year when the team traveled out to Los Angeles, he went for 89 yards in total offense and had two touchdowns.
That type of afternoon may be on tap for Hunt in this one. The Browns just missed on a few screen passes and dump-offs to Hunt last week and that will be a big part of the game plan in this one.