The Cleveland Browns (1-0) travel back home to take on the Tennessee Titans (1-0), who are without star running back Nick Chubb, in their first non-divisional game of the year.
During the Browns’ Monday night game, Chubb suffered a knee injury that will terminate his season. As a result, the Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road. Week 1 saw Deshaun Watson and the Bengals secure a victory, but the Steelers defense presented a tough test the following week.
The Titans are coming with a dramatic overtime victory over the Chargers which should give them more confidence. Ryan Tannehill, the quarterback, displayed his prowess by completing 18 of 22 throws for 246 yards and two touchdowns. It will be interesting to see whether he can repeat this effort against the strong Browns defense. Derrick Henry added 80 yards and a touchdown as well.
The most recent meeting between these teams took place in 2020, with Cleveland winning 41-35 behind Baker Mayfield’s four touchdowns, all of which came in the first half. Currently, Mayfield is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterback.
The offensive and defensive lines for the Browns and Titans are both outstanding, and both teams have potent running games. But the loss of their standout running back, Nick Chubb, has dealt the Browns a serious blow. Chubb’s departure unquestionably makes Cleveland’s offense less effective, even though Deshaun Watson still has great targets like Amari Cooper and David Njoku.
The game is expected to have a little chance of rain, therefore the field will have decent traction. With a comfortable temperature of 71°F, the game’s outcome is anticipated to be good with favorable playing conditions. However, severe winds may be present and may have an impact on passes and punts.