Cleveland Browns (0-4) vs. New York Giants (2-2)
The New York Giants host the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 1:00pm EDT. The game will be televised nationally on CBS.
The last time the Giants and Browns played each other was in the 2008 regular season where the Giants lost on the road, 35-14.
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The Browns are winless this season so far, but have fought hard which is indicative of the close scores in the previous games. The Giants should not come in this game with a lax attitude and performance against this team.
The Giants running game is still struggling and inconsistent. Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown are sharing the ball, but need to establish an offensive rhythm.
Rookie running back Trent Richardson was held to 47 yards against the Baltimore Ravens last Thursday, but still can be an offensive threat to the Giants if the defense doesn’t limit his runs.
The plan is still the same for the Giants defense and that is to put pressure on the quarterback. The Giants D-Line only had one sack against the Philadelphia Eagles. Jason Pierre-Paul and Justin Tuck told the media this week that they are not having much fun with the game. Look for the experienced D-Line to take advantage of an inexperienced quarterback, record multiple sacks, and create turnovers.
Five players including wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden will not play this Sunday against the Browns. Domenik Hixon had a solid game against the Eagles with 114 receiving yards and will have another opportunity to start and make an impact on the offensive side.