Without a doubt, the offense of the Cleveland Browns has been utterly disappointing through the first nine weeks of the season. To make matters worse, the Browns will have to try and get back on track against a stingy Buffalo Bills defense in Week 10.
Before the season kicked off, the expectations of the Browns’ offense was through the roof upon acquiring Odell Beckham Jr. With the addition of the All-Pro receiver, many anticipated Cleveland to be a contender in the AFC.
Contrary to belief, the Browns began the season with a lopsided 43-13 loss in Week 1 to the Tennessee Titans. From that moment on, Cleveland has yet to ever get into a rhythm on the offensive side of the ball.
With a 2-6 record, the Browns will host the 6-2 Bills in Week 10 in a game that Cleveland is desperate to win. Considering that, here are three bold predictions for the Browns’ offense in Week 10 versus the Bills.
3. Jarvis Landry and Beckham Jr. will both have 100 receiving yards
When the Browns were able to land Beckham Jr. via trade, many were excited to see him be reunited with his LSU teammate Jarvis Landry. While the idea was a good one, the plan has yet to come into fruition.
Both wide receivers are extremely talented but Freddie Kitchens has failed to consistently involve both of them in the offense. So much so, that Landry and Beckham Jr. haven’t had a game where both of them had 100 receiving yards.
The dynamic duo of OBJ and Landry will both surpass 100 receiving yards on Sunday versus the Bills. Buffalo has the third-best pass defense in the NFL (184.6 yards per game), so it won’t be an easy task.
2. The Browns’ offensive line will prevent Mayfield from being sacked
The overlooked aspect of the Beckham Jr. trade was that Cleveland sent Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants as part of the deal. Zeitler’s departure has created a void in Cleveland’s offensive line that hasn’t been filled yet.
As a result, the Browns have allowed 23 sacks (21st in the NFL) on their second-year quarterback in 2019. In addition, there has only been one game this year that Cleveland hasn’t given up a sack on Mayfield.
Provided that, the Browns’ offensive line will hold their own and surrender zero sacks on Sunday.
1. Mayfield will have zero turnovers
During the offseason, a ton of people expected Mayfield to be a legitimate candidate for the NFL’s MVP Award. Sadly, turnovers have plagued the confident signal-caller in his second season in the NFL.
Currently, Mayfield leads the NFL with 12 interceptions and also has three fumbles for the Browns. Last week against the Denver Broncos was the first game of the season that Mayfield avoided turning the ball over.
The gunslinging quarterback will go two consecutive weeks without giving the ball to the opposing team. The Bills have forced 11 takeaways (16th in the NFL) and only six of them are interceptions.