This coming Sunday the Cleveland Browns will be squaring off against my New York Giants and I can't wait to see my team get back on track. I have a feeling that the G-Men will crush the Browns and I'm predicting a "W" here for Big Blue.
I've done some research and have came up with five good reasons that support my prediction. Here's what I came up with:
1: Passing yards allowed:The Browns are horrible when it comes to defending the pass. They're giving up 286 yards a game and it just so happens that passing the pill is what the Giants do best. The Giants are averaging a staggering 322 yards a game and Eli Manning has already thrown for 1,320 yards and seven scores. See where I'm going with this?
Even if Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is inactive I have no doubt that somebody else will step up. The Giants are deep at the WR position and like I said the Browns secondary is horrible. I'm thinking the Browns are ripe for the picking here and I predict Eli has another monster game tossing the rock.
2: Rushing yards allowed: The Browns are giving up an average of 117 yards on the ground so far this year. That bodes well for a Giants team who has not really ran the rock efficiently as of yet. The Giants are averaging only about 90 yards a game but I look for that average to go up this week
Ahmad Bradshaw is the key here. He's ran the ball only 35 times for 133 yards and one score. But he's been injured and has missed some time. I think that this is the game where Bradshaw gets it together. The way I see it, Cleveland will be more focused on the pass, right? The Giants running game has been nonexistent so they won't really key on that. That leaves the door open for Bradshaw to run wild. Mark my words: He's going to have a huge game on Sunday.
3: Giants special teams:I have to say that I love what rookie running back David Wilson is doing in the return game. He has 13 returns for almost 400 yards and has shown some glimpses of promise. Maybe he'll be an awesome kick returner like a Devin Hester or something. I can see Wilson really helping the Giants here and getting them good starting field position. He did in the game against the Eagles. It was just a shame that the Giants couldn't capitalize on that.
If Wilson can return a kick or two to midfield or better, I see no reason why the Giants can't come up with some scores against the lowly Browns. I look for Wilson to have a huge game and I think that the Giants will totally capitalize on it this week. The Browns aren't the Eagles.
4. History: Historically the Giants have had much success against Cleveland. Up until 2008 they had a nice four game win streak versus the Browns. But let's not talk about that. I so don't want to rehash that game. Eli Manning threw three INTs and it was not a good day to be a Giants fan.
But the bottom line here is that the Giants have won four of the last five versus the Browns and the last time the Browns were the road team the Giants won the game 27-10. I expect the same type of result this week. The Giants will win by at least 10 and you can quote me on that.
5: Pass rush: I know that this year the Giants pass rush hasn't been quite like it was last season. Last year when the Giants rushed four or fewer guys, they were getting sacks at an unprecedented rate. Like one every 13.6 dropbacks. That's a lot.
This year they've only recorded three sacks when rushing four or fewer which averages out to one sack per 30 dropbacks. But hear me out. They have the same group of guys and there is no reason for me to believe that the New York sack machine will not have a big game against a rookie quarterback. This is the game that the Giants front four get off. And trust me, it will be a long day for Browns QB Brandon Weeden.
Dylan Davis will always and forever root for the New York Giants. He's seen his Giants win four Super Bowls and looks forward to seeing his Giants win four more.