3 reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat the Chargers in Week 5

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Cleveland Browns, Jacoby Brissett
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No. 2: Jacoby Brissett will continue to play well

The word that describes the Browns quarterback best — and the job he’s done so far — is steady. He’s been very consistent and looking more and more like he’s in command of the offense.

Brissett faltered a bit last week and threw an interception in the closing moments, but he’s also given the offense a chance each week. He’s gone 64-of-93 for 683 yards including three touchdowns plus a rushing touchdown over the last three games. Brissett just seems to make good decisions on most plays. He has missed a few open receivers and running backs coming out of the backfield on screen pass attempts but generally, he’s not making too many big mistakes.

He’ll also have an improving wide receiver room that includes Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and David Bell on Sunday. Despite Cooper having a rather unusual low output game like last week, where he only caught one pass for nine yards, DPJ and Bell offset that performance with good games themselves. DPJ finished with five receptions for 71 yards and Bell had two catches for 35 yards.

Let’s not forget too about tight end David Njoku who has made a career out of playing his best games against Los Angeles. In only three games against them, Njoku has collected 18 catches for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

Brissett has a wealth of talent surrounding him and it could end up being one of the best games of his career. But, in the end, he just needs to keep being steady and giving his team a chance each week.