The regular season continues onto week four with Browns @ Vikings and our resident writer Liz Bhandari from NFLGirlUK.com is back to give us her game preview of the 6PM Sky Sports game. She believes we’re set to have a very exciting game coming up between with the Browns @ Vikings. Let’s see what she has to say…
There isn’t any shortage of star talent in this game that’s for sure. Going over the Browns first, they have improved vastly since last season. Baker Mayfield continues to be a fantastic leader and he has relied upon a dynamic backfield that consists of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Sadly, Jarvis Landry has been ruled out already for this game due to an injury, but the team just got Odell Beckham Jr back from his injury last week.
Their offense line is phenomenal and their defense is built around their pass rush. Last weekend, they racked up nine sacks on Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears. Myles Garrett was responsible for 4.5 of those sacks and Jadeveon Clowney had two of them. Expect them to harass an injured Vikings offensive line in this game.
Which brings me to the Vikings. They haven’t really played up to their potential so far to start this season off, but the talent is definitely there. Their offensive line has struggled with a few injuries but has held up well for the most part.
Kirk Cousins has been great so far and his receivers are making his job a lot easier. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson are proving to be wildly difficult to slow down throughout the course of a game. Minnesota also has Dalvin Cook to rest on if their passing game doesn’t go the way that they are hoping it would. Cook was in fact listed on the injury report though, so if he ends up being held off the field expect a heavy dose of Alexander Mattison in this offense.
Defensively, Minnesota is a mess. Of course, linebacker Eric Kendricks and safety Harrison Smith are stars but outside of that there is a severe lack of talent. Danielle Hunter has been good but not great and Anthony Barr has barely played due to injury.
This is going to be a tough game for me to call because each of these teams thrive in their own areas of the field. Both teams love to establish a strong run game and focus their offensive game plan around that. If this were to happen, I would have a lot more faith in the Browns winning this game. Their offense line is overall better, and their defensive line has far more playmakers. Cleveland will be the team to get the run game going and the Vikings are likely to have to play catch up due to their below-average defense.
This matchup has all the makings for a high scoring shootout between two stacked offenses. Who wouldn’t want to see that?
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