3 areas Cleveland Browns need to improve in Week 7

Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Browns. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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If the Browns can improve on these areas in this Week 7 battle against the Ravens then they should be able to walk away with the win

The Cleveland Browns have a lot of work to do if they want to contend the rest of this season. They’ve struggled so far due to recent poor quarterback play and a defensive unit that is routinely getting gashed.

Will anything change in this Week 7 battle against the Baltimore Ravens? It’s really anyone’s guess at this point, but if they can improve in certain areas immediately, then they will have a shot at the win.

3 areas the Browns need to improve on in Week 7

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3. Run the ball more

The Browns have two of the best running backs in the league with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. They continue to be at the top of most rushing categories in the NFL.

Right now, Chubb leads the league in rushing yards with 649 and Hunt has the ability to offer a one-two punch by rushing for batches of yards or catching screen passes for big gains. Hunt’s numbers are a bit behind previous seasons but that could change in the coming weeks. He’s collected 279 yards on the ground and 83 yards via receptions.

The two players only carried the ball a combined 16 times in last week’s embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots. Jacoby Brissett threw the ball an unusual 45 times. That type of ratio is not a winning formula for the Browns this season.

Both Hunt and Chubb have had some solid performances against the Ravens in the past and they should be able to duplicate that in some way in this game. It will start with the Browns coaches trusting the biggest strengths of the team including their running backs and offensive linemen. If that happens Sunday then Cleveland will be in the game and have a chance for the victory.