The Browns are coming off a victory against a depleted Jets team and the nation is still not impressed. You know what? The Browns are not impressed either and that’s a good thing. We did get to see flashes of what OBJ is capable of with his six catches for 161 yards, which included a massive 89-yard TD that put the Browns up for good. Cleveland is still having issues with penalties and lackluster offense and it’s a concern to many…
With the defending NFC Champion Rams coming to town for Sunday Night Football, it’s not going to get easier. This game will be a measuring stick to see what the Browns are made of. Many have the Rams as the favorites and deservingly so.
I expect the Browns to be fired up as they have another opportunity to be on the national stage to show what they’re all about. Now, it’s against one of the best teams in the league and everybody will be watching. The Browns created this hype and it’s time to put up or shut up.
Rams All-Universe DT Aaron Donald is waiting.
Cleveland has to eliminate the mental mistakes and get their identity on offense established. The Browns seem to be better when the tempo picks up and that would be great to use to wear out Donald and that Rams line.
The Browns will have to show it the next five games because they’re all against teams that have yet to lose. The first eight games are the brutal part of the schedule with teams such as the Rams, Ravens, 49ers, Seahawks and the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. If the Dawgs of the North can come out of this stretch with a .500 or better record, they’re in the driver’s seat to make the playoffs. A win over the defending NFC Champions will put the league on notice that the Browns are just not all bark – these boys have a ton of bite.
My prediction for the Rams and next four games after:
Rams: 31- 23 (L)
Ravens: 34 – 31 (L)
49ers: 30- 21 (W)
Seahawks: 27- 23 (W)
Patriots: 27 – 13 (L)