Browns vs Vikings: 5 players who should determine outcome in Week 4

Browns Greedy Williams (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)
Browns Greedy Williams (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /
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Browns Greedy Williams (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) /

1. Browns CB Greedy Williams

Greedy Williams will make his first start since December of 2019, and you better believe Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins will be looking in his direction.

He’ll have plenty to worry about with Minnesota boasting Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Thielen’s four touchdown passes are tied for second in the league, while Jefferson’s 254 yards are 11th.

Perhaps Williams can provide the spark the defense needs in the turnover department, because there just haven’t been many takeaways. Malcom Smith’s second-half interception of Davis Mills is the defenses only forced interception.

Williams and the rest of the secondary will have their work cut out for themselves on Sunday, as Cousins hasn’t thrown an interception in 3 games and has been completing passes at a 73.9 percent clip.

The Vikings offensive is very similar to the Browns in that they look to possess the ball on the long drives via running the ball and play-action fakes.

Greg Newsome is out with ankle injury and is out until further notice. He should return sooner than later, seeing how the Browns didn’t place him on the short-term injured reserve list.