Cleveland Browns 5 bold predictions against Baltimore in Week 7

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4. Browns top 275 yards passing

There’s no denying the Browns are a team that runs first. On the year, they’re averaging an impressive 172 yards per game. They’re already at 1,032 yards in six weeks with Nick Chubb accounting for 649 of those yards.

As for their aerial attack, that’s leaving a lot to be desired. Jacoby Brissett has played well overall but is completing just 60.2 percent of his attempts. He’s also had just 1,326 yards and six touchdown passes, with his most yards in a single game coming in Week 6 when he had 266 against the New England Patriots. That total was also inflated since they were throwing to try and catch up in a blowout loss.

Overall, the Browns are averaging 213-net yards per game through the air — which is a problem considering it’s 2022 and this is a pass-happy league. If there is some good news for Week 7, it would be that the Ravens’ defense hasn’t been great against the pass.

This year, they’re giving up 267.7 yards per game, which should mean there will be room for Brissett to operate. This one might be a little too bold given how they’ve played but the prediction here is that Brissett has his best game and throws for more than 275 yards.

With Baltimore focused on stopping the run, Brissett is going to have to make them pay. Head coach Kevin Stefanski knows this, which will allow him to scheme a few deep plays that help to open the offense up.