Our first NFL Sunday of the season begins with the Cleveland Browns hosting the Tennessee Titans, exclusively live on Sky Sports Action and Main Event.
Here is what to expect…
The Browns (7-8-1 last season) have been the talk of the league this offseason. Yes, they had their best season since 2007 final year, but they didn’t make the match, and they have not produced it since 2002. Their 16-year drought is the greatest in the league, and they have not won a matchup for 21 seasons!
That said, they are no joke. Equipped with just two recent No 1 total NFL Draft picks on offense and defense (Baker Mayfield and Myles Garrett) and now stocked with attacking talent, Cleveland could finally make some noise in December and January.
Tennesee (9-7), meanwhile, have been the version of mediocrity in the previous few seasons, having attained a 9-7 record at every. They managed Wild Card win in 2017 but dropped out at this past year and 2016 although a.
They don’t have big names on offense, or even a’star’ quarterback like Mayfield, but they are a competitive group under head coach Mike Vrabel. Just how far they go depends on what they can get from QB Marcus Mariota, who threw as many touchdowns in his last two seasons (26) as he did at the one earlier. Can he step up and move this team?
Earlier this summer, All of us want to eventually view Odell Beckham Jr on the field after his blockbuster trade. During his first five seasons, Beckham has averaged 92.8 yards per game – that is second all-time supporting Julio Jones (96.7) – and – handled 44 touchdowns in 56 begins. Assuming he is healthy, he’s the player to see this Sunday.
Tennesee do not have players that steal your spotlight as stated previously, of running back Derrick Henry, but much is expected. He busted 1,000 rushing yards last season, but 238 of these came in 1 match and 99! His participation will be huge because of the Titans this year, especially as Mariota needs assistance.
Additionally, keep a close watch on Harold Landry that is pass-rusher. Even the 2018 second-round draft selection managed 4.5 sacks last year in limited action, but is going to be the focus of the team’s pressure this season.
Before this week,” Mayfield told Mary Kay Cabot of this Plain Dealer:”I have complete confidence in our playmakers, our skill position guys that if they’ve one-on-ones, then they should be licking their agendas and they should all take that as apology because that’s the sort of staff we have and we will need to take advantage of.
“It’s going to look like a lot of matchups which we can make the most of, a numbers game”
The fighting conversation is definitely not a surprise coming in the trash-talking QB – that the Browns’ outside weapons versus the Titans’ secondary will be a enormous element in the game – but it is definitely not likely to be a cakewalk to get Beckham,” Jarvis Landry, tight end David Njoku and next wide receiver Rashard Higgins.
Tennessee boast the 2017 interception leader Kevin Byard, the guy who left the many memorable interception in Super Bowl history (Malcolm Butler), also another two-time Super Bowl champ at Logan Ryan.
Although it’ll be tough for anybody to account for several the offensive assets of Cleveland this season, it may not be easy for both company and Mayfield.