Cleveland Browns 5 bold predictions against Baltimore in Week 7

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1. Nick Chubb scores two touchdowns

One of the oddest takes from fans this season is that the Browns don’t run the ball enough. Entering Week 7, Cleveland has run the ball 198 times which is the third most in the NFL. The only teams ahead of them are the Atlanta Falcons (202 attempts) and the Philadelphia Eagles (225). The primary difference between these two teams and the Browns is that they each have quarterbacks who run often with Marcus Mariota and Jalen Hurts.

When it comes to yardage, Cleveland is first in the league with 1,032 yards on the ground — and they average 5.2 yards per attempt. Simply put, they’re running it as much as anyone in the NFL and this is even with their last game being a blowout where they had to stop running to try and get back in the game.

Having said all of that, they’re going to keep feeding Nick Chubb who leads the NFL in yards right now. Chubb already has 649 yards and seven touchdowns and has topped 100-yards four times in six games. He’s also twice scored more than one touchdown in a game.

Facing the Ravens, he will continue to get the ball and while an earlier prediction referenced the passing attack being utilized, Chubb will be the one to get it in the red zone. This final bold prediction is that Chubb makes it three games with multiple touchdowns as he crosses the goal line twice against the divisional rival.

Whether or not that’s enough for the fans will probably depend on the final score though.