Yes, The Houston Texans lead the all-time series vs. the Browns 7-3-0.. Make that 7-4-0! I know what you’re thinking. “It’s Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt.” But one also has to remember that this Browns team is NOT the same team from a few years ago when they weren’t very good.
The Browns haven’t beaten the Texans since 2007.
That would change Sunday as Browns running backs Kareem Hunt and the returning Nick Chubb would show that the Browns running game is not to be taken lightly.
After a short rain delay, the Browns showed that lightning would not strike twice after losing to the Las Vegas Raiders before the bye week. A Cody Parkey field goal would give the Browns a 3-0 lead all the way until halftime. The score would stay that way until the fourth quarter when Browns running back Nick chubb would score the game’s first touchdown on a nine-yard run. The Texans would strike back when quarterback Deshaun Watson would find receiver Pharaoh Brown for a 16-yard touchdown pass.
A muffed kickoff would pin the Browns deep in their own territory on the following drive, But the “Bulldozer and Wrecking Ball” duo known as Chubb and Hunt would change that in a few short plays. Kareem Hunt would set them up while Nick Chubb knocked them down and put the game on ice with a 59-yard run which ended at the Texans 1-yard line. For the Browns, quarterback Baker Mayfield would finish the game 12/20 for 132, No touchdowns and more importantly NO INTERCEPTIONS. Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt would combine for 230-yards (Chubb 126-yards, Hunt 104-yards) and one touchdown. Also, Keep in mind that at the current moment, the Browns are 2-0 against the AFC South with games against the Jags and Titans in the next three weeks.
Next week, the Browns continue their homestand as they welcome the lowe-flying Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were just shown up by quarterback Daniel Jones and the New York Giants, 27-17, in the “Turnpike Rivalry.” The Eagles may still lead the NFC East, but don’t expect a lot as they struggle to run the ball and also keep quarterback Carson Wentz upright at times. With Browns defensive end Myles Garrett extending his sack stats, Eagles fans better hope and pray Garrett doesn’t reach the backfield. Considering how Garrett has had at least two sacks in every game this season, do not put money on Wentz or the Eagles offensive line offering Garrett or the Browns pass rush any challenge. Expect the streak against the NFC East to continue next week.
FINAL PREDICTION: DAWGS leave a dead bird on the front porch of Baker’s house at First Energy Stadium.
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