3 Big storylines for Browns in Monday Night battle against Bengals

Browns, Nick Chubb. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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It’s Halloween and there could be many spooky storylines on Monday Night Football when the Browns and Bengal battle it out

On Monday night, which is also Halloween night the Cleveland Browns host the Cincinnati Bengals in a pivotal early-season division game. The Browns are currently on a scary four-game losing streak and have a 2-5 record.

There needs to be some witch’s magic if the team has hopes of staying afloat. If they don’t win, this season good could be a wash. Let’s take a look at several big storylines that could have a factor in the final outcome.

3 big Browns storylines on Halloween night

Kareem Hunt, Browns
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Walking Dead: Browns players on the trading block

There have already been a lot of discussions around the water coolers this week about certain Browns being on the trading block now that the team has fallen out of contention so soon this season. Players like Kareem Hunt, Jack Conklin, Grant Delpit, and Greedy Williams have all been names popping up in circulating news stories.

To this point in the week, there have not been any trades confirmed involving the Browns. That could change any day but for now, we wait. With the Monday Night Game around the corner, there will be even more speculation before during, and after the prime-time battle. With another loss, Cleveland could sell the farm.

Hunt seems to be the most likely to be traded first because he asked for a trade already this season and he won’t be given a new contract by the team. Conklin is a seasoned veteran and there are several teams in contention who would benefit from his services. Conklin’s trade value could be hampered a bit by a recent injury but that shouldn’t stop a contender from taking the excellent lineman.

Defensive players like Grant Delpit and John Johnson III could be traded as well. Neither has done much that’s been noticed as helping the team to this point and it may be best to start parting ways with some of the players that have been more of a headache than a solution to the issues on defense.