Our NFL Sunday of This season Starts with the Cleveland Browns hosting the Tennessee Titans live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event.
This is exactly what to expect…
The Browns (7-8-1 final season) are the talk of the league this offseason. Final 11, yes, they still had their best season since 2007, but they didn’t make the match, and it hasn’t been created by them . Their 16-year drought is the longest in the group, and they haven’t won a postseason matchup for 21 seasons!
That said, they are no joke going into 2019. Equipped with two recent No 1 total NFL Draft picks on defense and offense (Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett) and now stocked with attacking ability, Cleveland could finally make some sound in December and January.
Tennesee (9-7), meanwhile, have been the model of mediocrity in the previous three seasons, having attained a 9-7 record in every. They managed Wild Card win in 2017 after slipping into the playoffs, but missed out in final year and 2016 although a.
They don’t have big names on crime, or even a’celebrity’ quarterback like Mayfield, however they’re a demanding, aggressive all-around team under head coach Mike Vrabel. How far they go depends upon what they can expect from QB Marcus Mariota, who retreated as many touchdowns in his past two seasons (26) as he did in the one before. Would he step up and move this group?
Earlier this summer, All of us would like to see Odell Beckham Jr on the field after his blockbuster trade. Through his first five seasons, Beckham has averaged 92.8 yards per game – which is second one time supporting Julio Jones (96.7) – and – managed 44 touchdowns at 56 begins. Assuming he is fully healthy, he’s the player to see.
As stated previously, Tennesee do not have of running back Derrick Henry, however much is expected. He busted 1,000 rushing yards last season, but 238 of them came in 1 game and 99 in one run! His contribution will be enormous for the Titans this season, particularly as Mariota requires help.
Keep a close watch on pass-rusher Harold Landry. The 2018 second-round draft pick handled 4.5 sacks last season in limited action, but is going to be the focus of the group’s pressure this year.
Earlier this week, Mayfield informed Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer:”I have complete confidence in all our playmakers, our skill rank guys that if they have one-on-ones, then they should be licking their agendas and they must take that as disrespect because that’s the kind of team we have and we need to take advantage of.
“It’s going to appear to be a lot of matchups that we’re able to make the most of, a numbers game.”
The fighting talk is absolutely not a surprise coming from the trash-talking QB – that the Browns’ outside weapons versus the Titans’ secondary is going to be a enormous element in the game – however, it is certainly not going to be a cakewalk for Beckham, Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and third wide receiver Rashard Higgins.
Tennessee boast the 2017 interception leader Kevin Byard, the man who made the most memorable interception in Super Bowl history (Malcolm Butler), and yet another two-time Super Bowl champ at Logan Ryan.
Though it will be tough for everyone to account for many Cleveland’s offensive assets this season, it may not be easy for Mayfield and company.