Washington Football Team vs. Browns preview, matchups, score prediction
By Ian Cummings
The Browns’ offense got off to a rough start in the 2020 season when they only logged six points in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens, but they bounced back and broke the 30-mark at home against the Bengals.
With that being said, the Bengals were missing two of their starting defensive linemen, so the Browns will get a tougher test from the Washington Football Team’s defensive front. Cleveland’s offensive line has fared better than expected thus far, but Jack Conklin is questionable for Sunday’s game, so Washington may have an edge on the boundary if he can’t go.
Aside from the battle in the trenches, Washington’s receivers will have a tough task playing Cleveland’s receivers. Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are still very reliable, and if separation is generated, it could be trouble for Washington. Luckily, Kendall Fuller is off the injury report, so he’ll be able to help out the secondary.
Additionally, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt present a challenge for the Washington Football Team. Much of their success depends on the battle in the trenches, but if Chubb and Hunt get to open space, it’ll be up to second level defenders like Kevin Pierre-Louis and Troy Apke to stop them from gaining more yards. Pierre-Louis has played well thus far near the line, totaling 15 tackles in Week 2, and Apke, despite his lapses in coverage, has made some key tackles coming downhill.