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

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4. Cleveland Browns: OBJ can touch these CBs

The Browns lost Jarvis Landry, but got back OBJ, and the veteran showed out to be the team’s best receiver against Chicago, catching five-of-nine targets for 77 yards.

Beckham looked good in his 2021 debut, and it’s fair to expect more with each game he plays.

Most importantly, nobody left the Chicago win complaining about chemistry between Beckham and Mayfield. Every reception Beckham made was made within the flow of the offense and when it seemed the quarterback might make a dangerous throw trying to hit the big one to OBJ downfield, Mayfield checked down.

Beckham and the rest of the Browns receivers will go up against a couple of Vikings’ corners who really struggled against Seattle.

Patrick Peterson graded out with a dreadful mark of 51.7 in coverage. He gave up for catches for 70 yards, in addition to five first downs on six targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

Breeland surrendered nine receptions on nine targets for 102 yards, a score and a whopping seven first downs. Look for Mayfield to go his way.