Browns vs Titans Preview

The Cleveland Browns are 2-1. Yes, that is a true statement this week. It has been quite a long time since Browns fans could say that going into the third week of the season but the Browns have pulled off victories over the Colts and the Dolphins.

Even with the win, last week’s game was not perfect for the Browns. Quarterback Colt McCoy struggled a bit throughout the game last week against Miami with an interception and several passes that were off target. The Browns managed to get the drive needed to win the game but the mistakes will have to be fewer and farther between.

While it has been said that the Browns are still learning the West Coast offense, the Browns will have a little bit better idea as to what works for them and what does not going into this game. Grady Little has been a reliable receiver for the Browns and Mohammed Massaquoi has also become a favorite target for Colt McCoy. Montario Hardesty and Peyton Hillis have both provided some solid footing in the backfield and when utilized well, has made the difference on key drives. The Browns will need to continue to improve on what they have been building on for the past couple weeks and continue to use it against the Titans.

On the other side of the football, the Tennessee Titans have a new coach but also have a 2-1 record as well. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has proven the critics wrong but playing well the last couple of weeks and will test the Browns by going deep to Nate Washington and Damian Williams. In the backfield, the Browns defensive line and linebackers will have their work cut out of them when Chris Johnson gets the ball. Johnson is still one of the powerful running backs in the NFL and will wear down the Browns defense quickly if not stopped early on. The Titans will be coming to play and the Browns cannot take their offense lightly.

Lastly, the weather may play a big factor in this game. With the weather in the lower temperatures and rain in the forecast, both offenses may be thrown off a bit and kicking field goals may be questionable. Both teams will be forced to adapt and we could be seeing mistakes on both sides of the football. The Browns will have home field advantage though and with a loud crowd, it will be definitely be football weather outside.


~ by jeffrsabo on October 1, 2011.

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