1. Stefanski figured it out
The big reason the Cleveland Browns are favorites in this game are because of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Almost forgotten in the Ravens’ stinker, Chubb and Hunt were a big part of Kevin Stefanski’s game plan against Cincinnati.
Their ability to gain yards on the ground helped open things enough for Baker Mayfield, who thrived in play-action scenarios.
Washington is credited with having a stout defensive front four littered with first-round picks (Ohio State’s Chase Young the most recent).
A good way to neutralize that quartet would be to keep them on toes by feeding Chubb and Hunt, much like Stefanski did against the Bengals.
Remember, the Browns and Baker Mayfield are their best when Baker’s throwing the ball 20-25 times. That only happens if Chubb and Hunt are rolling like they were in Week 2.