How about a perfect prediction week on the Cleveland Browns? Check out this week’s predictions as that could occur in Week 7.
The Cleveland Browns host the Tennessee Titans for a 1PM contest on Sunday. Cleveland comes back home now 0-6 on the year, while Tennessee is tied atop the AFC South at 3-3 on the year.
Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer will be back in the lineup for the Browns. He was benched in favor of Kevin Hogan for last week’s 33-17 loss to the Houston Texans. The Titans rebounded from two straight losses to defeat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
Without further ado, here are this week’s predictions.
1. Kizer bounces back after benching and moves ball more efficiently.
The start of the season could not have gone much worse for Kizer. The rookie from Notre Dame completed just over 50 percent of his passes for 851 yards, three touchdowns and nine interceptions in the first five games. He also fumbled three times, losing two of them. It was absolutely time for a change.
The move to Hogan did not last long, as he was extremely ineffective against Houston. Now, Kizer is back at the helm of the offense. Head coach Hue Jackson was adamant Kizer learned some things while on the bench which will help him moving forward.
Kizer gets a solid matchup in his return. Tennessee has been disappointing against the pass this year, ranking tied for 28th in the NFL in passing touchdowns allowed and in the bottom half of the league in passing yards allowed. The defense also has just four interceptions in six games.
It is not plausible to assume one week off the field turns Kizer into Brett Favre. However, seeing Hogan make some of the mistakes he had made earlier in the year should help him this time around.
Sure, the receiving corp still limits what Kizer can do with the offense, but he should be better prepared this time around. It would not be a surprise to see him take much better care of the football and move the offense more consistently.