The Cleveland Browns have been a complete disappointment so far in 2019. They came into the season with massive expectations and they have not lived up to the hype.
Here are three bold predictions for Cleveland as they look to bounce back at home.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. Goes Over 100 Yards
Odell Beckham has been a complete disaster in Cleveland, as he has been most of his career. Beckham has always been a sideshow, but at least he was producing on the field in New York. So far, he has not done that in Cleveland.
Beckham has just one game over 100 yards as a Brown. That came in Week 2 against the New York Jets. Over the last two weeks, Beckham has four catches for 47 yards. It is time that the Browns get him more involved before the wheels completely fall off.
2. Browns Defense Picks Off Russell Wilson For the First Time
Through Week 5, Russell Wilson is one of the favorites to win the league’s MVP award. He has thrown 12 touchdowns and no interceptions. Wilson has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league for a few years now and he is playing at an elite level once again.
The Browns are right in the middle of the league with four interceptions this season. It is time that Wilson throws his first one. This is not to say that the Browns will shut Wilson down completely, but one throw will get away from him. It is hard for a quarterback to keep a zero in the interception column. This is the week Wilson throws his first one.
1. Cleveland’s Season Begins to Slip Away
It is only Week 6 and the Browns are just 2-3, but it does not get any easier. Anything can happen on any given Sunday, so the Browns need to win this game. If Cleveland loses this game, they will play the New England Patriots at 2-4.
After the Patriots, which is certainly a loss, the Browns play the Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills. Yes, those are winnable games but those two teams have strong defenses. Right now, nothing is a guarantee for the Browns. This is an early season must-win game for the Browns if they want to gain some confidence and keep their season alive.