5 reasons Cleveland Browns will escape with Week 4 win over Vikings

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3. Cleveland Browns have Stefanski edge

Kevin Stefanski is already very good at what he does–you don’t become the coach of the year by not knowing something.

Now, he’s up against the team he knows very play, playing for the coach he worked under. Reasonable folks would contend that there is nothing the Vikings can do that Stefanski doesn’t know about.

Now, I”m sure he doesn’t know all there secrets, and even if he knows what the other team will do, the outcome of plays will depend on his team’s execution.

But there’s another factor in play, here: Personnel. Huh?

Think about last week. The Browns played Chicago, a team that boasts a really good defense, especially up front. Jedrick Wills and J.C. Tretter are banged up, but as we saw, Stefanski really needed them to play.

Now, take a look at the Vikings. Minnesota is not what the Bears are defensively. They can be effective, but truth be told, they’re not the second-generation Purple People Eaters.

Would Stefanski be more comfortable putting Blake Hance into the game at tackle should Wills (ankle) need a break? It’s something to certainly consider and Stefanski obviously would have tremendous insight.