3 Cleveland Browns who must show up, show out vs Houston Texans

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The Cleveland Browns enter Week 2 looking for their first win, and the way things have worked out, Kevin Stefanski’s group should get that victory against the Houston Texans in his team’s debut performance at their home stadium.

Players saw stocks go up and down, but the fourth-quarter collapse is still a tough one for Browns’ fans to endure.

At the very least, though, we’re reminded Cleveland is a legit contender. I’ve seen a few national power rankings with the Browns still in the top-5–as they should. Power rankings mean nothing, of course, but us Clevelanders hate being disrespected in these rankings.

In playing the Texans, though, the Browns are playing a game they’re not only supposed to win, but also dominate. Cleveland is heavily favorite in this one, with the spread set at 13, courtesy of WynnBET.

For the NFL, that’s huge. Remember when the Browns were losing regularly between 2015-2017. They were usually the two-touchdown underdogs in those.

Now, Browns fans of the expansion era will also remember the Browns playing in games they were supposed to win, only to play down to their opponent and lose.

Kevein Stefanski wasn’t coaching those games, though, so things feel a little different this time.

That said, the Browns have to be firing on all cylinders. Here’s three players who must show up and show out in order for the team to make good on that 13-point line.