Just as a side note: How awesome is it that Jimmy is getting to call some victories for a change? As exciting as 2018's 7-8-1 team was, you get the feeling that this Browns team really does have a chance to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2002. That year's Wild Card game in Pittsburgh is the only postseason game Jimmy has called since he took over as the 'Voice of the Browns' upon the team's return to the NFL in 1999.
Plenty of folks think Baker Mayfield will be better off without Beckham, but NFL defensive coordinators know what a nightmare Beckham is to defend and would beg to differ. Jarvis Landry refuted the notion on Tuesday, and Mayfield and Stefanski echoed those sentiments. Nevertheless, the Browns must compensate for the monumental loss of their three-time Pro Bowler, and they’ve already taken steps to do so.
The 42.77% TD dependent Gurley, has scored in five of seven games this season, and the odds are that he makes it six of eight this week. JONATHAN TAYLOR, Colts The impressive rookie is fresh off a Week 7 bye to go up against the Lions team that has allowed nine TDs to RBs this season, fifth most in the league. Taylor is producing at a much higher rate (4.5 yards per catch) than both Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins (2.7), and the coaching staff has noticed.