5 reasons banged up Cleveland Browns will buck Broncos in Week 7

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2. Cleveland Browns still have weapons

The injury list is running long, but the Browns still have weapons. If Baker Mayfield can’t play, Case Keenum is more than capable of running the offense. For $6 million per season, he’d better be!

At wideout, the Browns still have Odell Beckham Jr. Sidebar: Aren’t you a little curious to see if Keenum can cook anything up with OBJ? Aside from the polarizing wideout, Donovan Peoples-Jones is coming off his best game of the season, while it’s worth pointing out Stefanski barely utilized his tight ends last week.

Sure, drops from Austin Hooper and David Njoku didn’t help, this scheme loves its tight ends and they were a non-factor last week. I’d expect Stefanski to correct this issue heading into Thursday night.

The big misses are Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. We know the later won’t play, and it’s unlikely Chubb will be able to give it a go either. He, like Hunt is battling a calf injury, while degrees of injury vary, it’s just hard to believe Chubb will play four days after he was ruled out.

The Browns never got D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton going last week, and that has to change. If the Browns can’t run, they’re in trouble.