2. Controlling the ground game
While the Browns should be able to hit the big play, Stefanski’s bread and butter should be the running game.
The Cowboys move the ball and score. Dak Prescott threw for 472 yards in defeat last week and the Browns should look to avoid a shoot-out at all costs.
The way to do this? Run. Run. Run. If the Browns are able to keep the score close, they can keep Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott off the field while chewing up clock.
Chubb and Hunt combined for 158 yards against a good Washington rush defense. The investment in the offensive line hasn’t only benefited Mayfield, but Chub and Hunt as well.
PFF’s elusive running back rankings are out ,and Chubb tops the list, while Hunt is third. This stat measures how a back performs after drawing contract.
The Cowboys are 23rd against stopping the run, so the Browns should continue to reap the rewards of running the ball.