Odell Beckham Jr. all but guarantees Browns playoff victory over Chiefs
Odell Beckham Jr. will not be on the field when his Cleveland Browns take on the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. But he is showing love to his teammates ahead of a matchup with the defending Super Bowl champions.
In fact, Beckham Jr. has the utmost confidence the Browns will get the job done.
Don’t be suprised this weekend when they win….just throwin it out there now
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) January 14, 2021
The Browns are enormous underdogs against the top-seeded Chiefs. DraftKings has the Chiefs as 10-point favorites, the largest spread of any Divisional Round game.
However, Cleveland enters the weekend with oodles of confidence after beating the brakes off of its AFC North rival in Pittsburgh.
The Browns essentially put the Steelers to bed early. They scored on the first play from scrimmage after an errant snap was recovered in Pittsburgh’s end zone. Cleveland scored three more times in the first quarter alone, with Baker Mayfield hitting on big pass plays and both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt pounding out yards on the ground.
Although the Steelers made a bit of a push in the second half, they never really had a chance of winning the game. The Browns forced five total turnovers—including four interceptions—while the offense efficiently moved the ball down the field. Can they do the same against the Chiefs?
It will be incredibly difficult to hold Patrick Mahomes and Co. in check. Kansas City has too many weapons. But the Browns might be able to carve out an upset by establishing the run early and controlling the time of possession.
Cleveland will have its work cut out on Sunday. But Beckham will not be shocked if his Browns come away with a massive upset.