FIRST ENERGY STADIUM
1:00 P.M. KICK-OFF
DANNY SHERIDAN'S LINE: BROWNS BY 6
STADIUM AND WEATHER INFO
BROWNS POWER RANKING (SPORTS WEEKLY)
This Week: 21st
Last Week: 30th
You won't find a better tailback duo than Nik Chubb and Kareem Hunt, who are collectively averaging 6.2 yards a carry.
BROWNS POSITION FANTASY RANKINGS-GAME 3
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield-8th
Running Backs: Nick Chubb-7th; Kareem Hunt-22nd
Wide Receivers: Jarvis Landry-17th; Odell Beckham, Jr.-31st
Tight Ends: Austin Hooper-12th
WASHINGTON FANTASY RANKINGS
Running Backs: Antonio Gibson-24th; Peyton Barber-42nd
Wide Receivers: Terry McLaurin-16th
Tight Ends: None-Listed
Kickers: Dustin Hopkins-13th
Washington Football Team Keys to Victory:
It is built around a great defensive line, and it will need to play like one to stop the Browns balanced offensive attack. Rookie DE Chase Young and veteran edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan key a fearsome pass rush that needs to keep Browns QB Baker Mayfield uncomfortable. Young CB Jimmy Moreland and his secondary mates will need to be sharp and make plays on the ball. On offense, establishing the run with the RB duo of Peyton Barber and rookie Antonio Gibson can slow down the Browns' own strong pass rush.
Browns Keys to Victory:
The RB combination of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt has been dynamic. Mayfield has had great pass protection from an overhauled offensive line featuring rookie LT Jedrick Wills, and that will need to continue against a great Washington defensive front. DE Myles Garrett, DT Sheldon Richardson and the Browns defensive line must control the line of scrimmage and not let the Washington run game get on track. Cleveland's middle-of-field defense behind the line has been a weakness. Protecting the LBs and safeties from having to do too much is paramount.
Matchup to watch according to USA Today Sports Weekly:
Browns LT Jedrick Wills vs. Washington's DE Chase Young
Matchup to watch according to Browns Backers of North Jersey:
Browns Secondary vs. Washington WR
The Browns run defense has been good this year. The Browns need to be able to stop the pass. They go against some good receivers this week in Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims. Hopefully Greedy Williams and Kevin Johnson will come back this week to help with the pass defense.
Who will win and why according to USA Today Sports Weekly:
Who will win and why according to Browns Backers of North Jersey:
The Browns continue to run the ball and give Baker Mayfield time to throw. The return of some key defensive players helps the defense.
Who will win according
to Browns Backers of North Jersey President Steve Stavrenos:
2020 SEASON STANDINGS:
USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY: 2-0
BROWNS BACKERS OF NORTH JERSEY: 1-1
BROWNS BACKERS OF NORTH JERSEY PRESIDENT STEVE STAVRENOS: 1-1