Chargers @ Browns
The Los Angeles Chargers are averaging 27.4 points per game, while the Cleveland Browns are averaging 22.8 points per game, with the help of a 42-point showing two weeks ago, as well as three 21-point games.
This Browns team is different from the past 15+ seasons. The biggest difference is that they found a quarterback, in Baker Mayfield, who they drafted first overall in 2018’s draft.
They also have their first overall pick from the 2017 draft in defensive end Myles Garrett. Through five games, the Browns have been able to keep scores close, with an average margin of 2.6 points.
Unfortunately, the Browns seem to have some sort of bad luck, whether it’s from a last-second missed field goal, a crazy turnover, or whatever, it’s just plain bad luck.
There seems to be a different type of energy in Cleveland, and the team should be very excited for the future. Just not the immediate future.
Chargers 38, Browns 35
Week six features the LA Chargers (3-2) taking a trip to Cleveland, Ohio to take on the Browns (2-2-1).
The Chargers have a top-10 offense in the league right now, and are going to need it to be fully functional this week.
The Browns lead the league in rushing at the end of five weeks, and look to their rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield, to lead the charge for Cleveland.
If the Browns want to win this game, they have to be able to stop the Chargers elite offense. Packed with weapons both in the air and on the ground, the Chargers offense will come out swinging.
Cleveland needs to get pressure on quarterback Phillip Rivers and force some turnovers, or the Chargers will roll them. The key for LA is to score early and often. If they can get out in front early, and maintain a lead, the Cleveland run attack will be limited and Mayfield will have to be a hero. I’ll take LA in this one.
Chargers 27, Browns 24