Nick Chubb just returned from the injured reserve with a solid performance in Week 10.
Along with Kareem Hunt, the team expects big things from the running attack.
That should make things easier for their struggling quarterback, who is due for a big game.
This is especially true now that it seems the passer has his turnover problem under control.
And every win is a big win as they find themselves in a tight playoff race.
One of these teams will host a playoff game… pic.twitter.com/3bujcC3Ijo
— NFL MEMES (@memesofnfl) November 15, 2020
Of course, I’m talking about the Philadelphia Eagles, currently 3-5-1 and sitting just ahead of their division rivals atop the NFC East.
Philadelphia fans know they have to win games they’re expected to win.
And they expect to beat the Cleveland Browns.
Few Eagles fanatics buy the Browns 6-3 record, often asking, “Who did they beat so far?”
But this writer isn’t an Eagles fanatic and I am certain the Browns will add Philadelphia to that “Beat” list soon enough.
Here are 3 bold predictions about the Cleveland Browns versus the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11.
1. Browns Get 450 Yards of BALANCED offense
Now that Nick Chubb got all warmed up against the Texans, predicting 225 rushing yards from Chubb and Kareem Hunt isn’t so bold.
It would not even surprise me if they become the second Cleveland Browns duo to run for more than 100 yards each more than once.
By the Numbers: Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt do something no Browns duo has done in 54 years
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 15, 2020
But the bolder prediction is that Baker Mayfield will throw for 225 yards in the same game.
Kevin Stefanski shows a knack for propping up players after a couple of bad Twitter weeks.
Not all fans gave Mayfield a flyer for the wind and rain during the Browns’ last two games.
But after a pair of 12-completion efforts for a combined 254 yards, Mayfield will open up a bit.
Expect Stefanski to get Baker rolling left and right from the get-go to the tune of 20/26/225/1.
2. Landry and Hooper Snag 5 Catches Each
Austin Hooper returned from the IR after his appendix surgery recently.
We mention that in case you missed his 2 targets or his 1 catch since then.
Jarvis Landry had a little more of a presence in the last two games.
Jarvis Landry became the 7th player in NFL history with 600 or more receptions in their first 7 seasons. pic.twitter.com/aMIgvKOgIM
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 15, 2020
In fact, Mayfield threw Landry’s way 11 times against the Raiders.
But the receiver still couldn’t snag 5 or more catches in either of the Browns’ last two contests.
Stefanski saw the film of Daniel Jones (Daniel Jones!) picking up 5 completions of 17 yards or more this week.
Expect the Browns to dial-up Hooper and Landry around 14 times combined, for at least 5 completions to each.
But, of course, Rashard Higgins will catch Mayfield’s touchdown pass.
3. Browns Defense Prompts Changing of the Guard in Philly
Joe Woods made some changes to the defensive game plan during the Browns’ bye week.
Rain and wind weren’t the only reasons Deshaun Watson was held in check.
Before Week 10, Carson Wentz was second only to Daniel Jones in quarterback turnovers.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 16, 2020
He has a young receiving corps and some offensive line woes, but Philly fans are an unforgiving lot.
Head coach Doug Pederson is also under the gun for his play-calling during some tough losses.
Myles Garrett and friends should be chomping at the bit for a crack at ruining the Eagles’ Sunday.
After 4 turnovers, 4 sacks, and several other hits, Wentz will find himself holding the clipboard by Week 12.
Maybe a banged-up Wentz lets him claim injury played a role.
But it is more of a desperation play on Pederson’s part to begin the Jalen Hurts era sooner than expected.
Right after the Browns’ big victory.