4 Reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat Miami Dolphins in Week 10
3. Cleveland’s secondary is finally healthy
Miami is dangerous through the air. That’s not surprising at all given the fact that they employ both Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill. Through their first nine games, they’ve already gained 2,642 yards through the air with 18 touchdowns.
That’s good enough for second in the NFL in yards, which is beyond impressive when you realize they’re 15th in passing attempts. This means they’re eating up chunks of yardage with Hill recording 1,104 yards on 76 receptions (an average of 14.5 per catch) and Waddle adding 812 yards on 47 catches (17.3 per grab).
That’s not going to be easy to deal with but the good news for Cleveland is that their secondary is finally healthy — and most importantly, Denzel Ward will be back. The former No. 4 overall pick from 2018 hasn’t had his best campaign but he’s still the fastest member of the Cleveland secondary. Ward ran a blistering 4.32 at the Scouting Combine and might be one of the few players in the league that can run with Miami’s explosive duo.
While Ward was out due to a concussion, it afforded more snaps for rookie Martin Emerson and he was able to showcase just how good he can be. Throw in the fact that Greg Newsome is able to stick with almost any receiver and the Browns have the talent to keep the Dolphins from running away with this one — as long as they stay focused and disciplined, which has been the question this year.