3 reasons the Cleveland Browns will beat New Orleans in Week 16
By Randy Gurzi
The Cleveland Browns host the New Orleans Saints on Christmas Eve. Here are three reasons they’ll secure a win in their final home game of the year.
With a record of 6-8, the Cleveland Browns are set to play their final home game of the year as they host the New Orleans Saints.
New Orleans comes in with a record of 5-9 but they’re just 1-5 on the road. That’s just one reason to believe this will be a win for the Browns, and we dive into three of them here.
3. The Browns confidence is growing
It took much longer than it should have but the Cleveland defense is finally starting to play well, which has a lot to do with them winning three of their past four games. They held their own against Tom Brady in Week 12 and then allowed just 14 points against Houston.
Even their loss to the Bengals wasn’t a terrible defensive outing as they gave up 23, which would have given the offense a shot if Jacoby Brissett didn’t miss Donovan Peoples-Jones in the end zone and if DPJ held onto the near-touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson.
Last week was their best outing to date as they held the Ravens to just three points in a 13-3 win. Sure, it was against a backup quarterback in Tyler Huntley but that hasn’t always guaranteed success for this unit.
In addition to the defense playing better, Watson is also showing more comfort running the offense. That comfort and the ascension of the defense are giving this team confidence, which is something their opponent lacks.