Re: Browns best test yet?
- Although we are ahead of the Browns in every catagory (offense,
defense, points for and against), their opponents have a record of 8-
8. Much better than the 4-12 record of our opponents. But I do
believe that the strength of schedule difference is largely
overshadowed by the point differential. We've outscored opponents by
25 points per game. The Browns have actually been outscored by their
opponents by a couple points per game.
Considering our lethal #2 ranked offense, and their woeful #31
defense, It's easy to see another 20+ point win. I'm not sold on the
return of Jamal Lewis, and Winslow is fighting with a shoulder
problem. Braylon Edwards is a legitimate threat, but BB has
consistently been able to take away an opponents most viable weapon,
and force them to go elsewhere.
One must also consider a rookie QB facing a Belichick D for the
first time. I'm sure Romeo has been schooling him all week on what
to expect, but BB is well aware of that, and will have some
interesting wrinkles for the kid.
Well, they broke the string of 38's last week, so here my
prediction... Pats - 41, Browns - 23
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> according to the stats shown on ESPN, has only 6 tackles, and no
> games. That tells me that he's probably playing only on "runningdowns" to
> stuff the middle.the nose tackle aren't the best measure as it's not the stat
> ** No doubt he's playing less than i other days but stats from
position, it opens things for the others around to exploit more than
doing the exploiting.
>RBs, or an
> The second point is that the Pats have shown that they
> will quickly respond to pressure up the middle by going to 2
> extra TE/H-Back who moves to the middle at the snap, as they didagainst the
> Bengals.I'd like to force otu of them. Brady had most of his incompletions
> ** ** Very likely and were I the opposition this would be what
from this formation against the Bengals (according to Reiss) and in
general it is the poison I'd pick if I had to scheme against the
Pats with that Browns defense.
>makes me more convinced that it isn't going to reach us from the
> Definitely our best protection scheme in many years and that
outside. Better rushers have already failed trying that approach.
> Go Pats!