Cleveland Browns: 5 bold predictions against Miami in Week 10

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No. 2 – Running game seals the deal

When you have a player like Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt on your roster, it’s really easy to yell at your television on Sunday to, “run the ball!” And While Stefanski often listens as Chubb continues to be one of the most utilized backs in the league, please remember it takes a passing game to create running lanes in the NFL. This isn’t college football where brute strength and athleticism are so superior on one side that you can just do what you want.

With that being said, I do see this as a game where the Browns can wear out their opponent and grind out the clock with short passes and a deadly running attack led by Chubb. The key for the Browns is to not fall behind early.

They can’t afford to give up an early touchdown, go three and out on offense, and then give up another score. This roster isn’t built to play from behind and to have a chance they must keep it close early.

I still see this as a 30-carry game between Chubb and Hunt. I would imagine that Chubb will get the bulk of the work, but this could easily be another 100-yard game for him to remain the rushing leader.

Please don’t get frustrated when Hunt’s on the field, he is a totally different style of runner that can be extremely effective alongside Chubb. I expect to see 175 yards and two touchdowns between the two as this offense silences the Dolphins’ defense.