Thursday Night Football, Week 7. Tonight the Cleveland Browns host the Denver Broncos in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 3-3 Browns are one of the more disappointing teams so far this year. Touted as a top contender for the Super Bowl, the Browns have instead struggled. They come into this game losers of two straight. A third straight loss would put the Browns behind the eight ball in their quest to return to the NFL playoffs. Unfortunately for the Browns, if they are to win tonight, they’ll have to do it without some major pieces on offense. Starting quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Browns’ top two running backs, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, will all be missing from the lineup tonight. The Browns get Jarvis Landry back from injured reserve, but it’s anyone’s guess how ready he is to resume a full time role. Odell Beckham Jr also comes into this game hobbled, having missed practice all week. The Browns may have a tough time generating offense tonight.
The 3-3 Broncos come into this game losers of three straight after getting off to a 3-0 start this year. The Broncos have had a lot of trouble scoring this year. They have yet to score more than 26 points in any game. The Broncos have a stout defense, as usual, which should serve them well against the Browns depleted offense. It remains to be seen if the Broncos can generate enough offense to win. This game shapes up as a low scoring affair, but who knows? Sometimes when we expect a low scoring game a shootout develops.
It’s the Browns and the Broncos on Thursday Night Football. Enjoy the game everybody.