Cleveland Browns: 5 Bold predictions vs. Saints in Week 16

Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Over the past month, the Cleveland Browns have been playing much better football — even if it doesn’t feel like it. They’ve won three of their past four games and they look to make it one more as they host the New Orleans Saints on Christmas Eve.

This Week 16 showdown will be an interesting one as the temperature is supposed to drop to around 12 degrees and there’s expected to be some snowfall. That plays in the Browns’ favor since they have a strong rushing attack and the Saints are used to playing in a dome.

With that being said, let’s look ahead to this one and make five bold predictions.

Cade York, Cleveland Browns
Cade York, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns bold prediction No. 5: Cade York doesn’t miss a kick

One of the hot topics in Cleveland right now is the performance of Cade York. The rookie kicker once again left fans speechless when he shanked two kicks in their win over the Baltimore Ravens last week.

The frustrating part is that York has been good on the road, hitting 13-of-15 kicks but he’s 9-of-15 in FirstEnergy Stadium. Clearly, the wind that has affected other kickers is also messing with his head.

Even with that being the case, this kid doesn’t seem to lack confidence. Even with the issues he’s had, he was visibly upset when the coaching staff didn’t allow him to try a 67-yard kick in their loss to the Bengals.

That confidence will eventually get him on track and this first prediction is that he finishes strong with no misses in his final game at home this season. Should he knock in a couple, then play well on the road in the final two weeks, it could be a huge lift heading into his sophomore campaign.