Key #4: Keep the Chiefs off the Field
The Chiefs have the best scoring offense in the NFL and the best way to counter that will be by keeping them on the bench. The Chiefs haven’t lost a game where they won the time of possession battle since the middle of the 2019 season. The Browns running game is designed to keep opponents on the bench, but a critical part of this game plan will be converting on third and short. The Browns have shown confidence in Baker Mayfield in these situations, especially when targeting wide receiver Jarvis Landry and tight end Austin Hooper. It’s always difficult to execute long and winding drives, but the only other option for the Browns is to engage in a shootout.