Browns expect Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry to play

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The Browns’ top three offensive players should all be on the field today against the Steelers.

Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield and receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry all expect to play today, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. All three were listed as questionable on the Browns’ injury report.

This is one of the Browns’ biggest games since they returned to the NFL in 1999, as Cleveland enters the game 4-1 while Pittsburgh is 4-0. If the Browns were to get a road win against the Steelers, it would be a strong statement that Cleveland has a real chance of winning the AFC North.

The Browns are 3.5-point underdogs, but having Mayfield, Beckham and Landry on the field gives them a chance.

9 responses to “Browns expect Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry to play

  1. I want to see the Browns best against the Steelers best with no cheap shots or nonsense. Let’s see who the better football team is this year.

  2. The Cleveland Browns secondary may be bad…

    … but…

    … the steelers are averaging 9.7 passing yards more
    than the o-line-less Cincinnati Bengals.

  3. The Cleveland Browns secondary may be bad…

    … but…

    … the steelers are averaging 9.7 passing yards more
    than the o-line-less Cincinnati Bengals.
    ——————————————————————————————-

    Two vastly different teams with different game scripts thus far. Cinci plays from behind and the Steelers play with a lead, so the comparison doesn’t fly.

  4. Browns – 991 passing yards in 5 games
    Steelers 100+ in 4 games

    stop talking like the steelers are only a little better than Cinci when the browns are worse than cinci!!!

  5. Browns offense: 387 yards per game (#13), 31.2 points per game (#4)
    Steelers offense: 378 yards per game (#15), 29.5 points per game (#10)

    These offenses are very similar in production thus far, with the Browns having a more traditional, balanced attack (#1 in rush yards per game) that gains slightly more yards and scores slightly more points, while the Steelers rely more heavily on the passing game (about 40 yards passing per game more than the Browns).

    Where Pittsburg would seem to have a clear advantage is defense, considering they give up 21.8 ppg (6th) vs Cleveland at 29.8 (25th). Pittsburg is #3 in total defense at 302 yards per game, vs Cleveland at 383 (21st). Pittsburg is #2 in both rushing yards per game and rush yards per carry, so it would seem to be a strength vs strength matchup with Pittsburg’s run defense vs Cleveland’s offense.

    Pittsburg is #3 in passer rating differential, while Cleveland is dead-average at #16, so I would lean Steelers in this game (I’m not a fan of either team). Though with this sort of division game you can throw most stats out the window.

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