5 reasons Cleveland Browns will hand San Francisco 49ers first loss in Week 5

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Five reasons the Cleveland Browns will hand the undefeated San Fransisco 49ers their first lost of the season on Monday Night Football in Week 5.

Unsurprisingly, the Cleveland Browns find themselves as 3.5-point underdogs against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.

Speaking for Browns fans, “That’s just fine by us,” because there’s something about this team when nobody expects anything from them.

Additionally, the national on-lookers are still trying to figure out this Browns’ teams. Freddie Kitchens’ team was finally clicking on all cylinders against the Baltimore in Week 4, but up until then, the offense was often clunky and uneven.

Despite a start that didn’t quite live up to the hype, Cleveland finds itself atop the AFC North at 2-2, meaning this team is right on schedule to compete for a division title and a playoff berth.

Against the 49ers, the Browns are facing an undefeated team quickly becoming a media darling.

Keep in mind that the 49ers’ wins have come against Tampa Bay, the Bengals and the Steelers. I don’t think anyone knows what to make of the Buccaneers yet, but Cincinnati is horrible while San Fran got the luxury of playing a Pittsburgh team starting Mason Rudolph for the first time.

The 49ers haven’t been challenged yet and the Browns are capable of doing it, especially in the soul-less Levi Stadium, where San Francisco is 17-24 all time.

This signals no home field advantage, and when you factor in “Monday Night Football,” all bets are off. The Browns are more than capable of winning this one, and here’s five reasons why it will happen.