What To Watch For: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants

By jason evans

Tomorrow afternoon, the New York Giants will take on the Cleveland Browns. The Giants could use a win to get above .500. The Browns could use a win. Here’s what to watch for

In The Garden Of Weeden: The numbers may not be all that impressive (3 TD, 7 INT) but Brandon Weeden hasn’t been that bad for the Browns. If you take away his first NFL start against the Philadelphia Eagles (and the fact that he got underneath the American Flag during the national anthem) that drops to 3 TD and 4 INT. Those aren’t great, however, he did throw for over 300 yards in two of his first four games. Weeden can put up numbers and the Giants can’t underestimate that.

One Cut: Trent Richardson came out this week and said that he thinks he can beat the Giants with a one cut running style in the vein of LeSean McCoy. Obviously the Giants took umbrage with those remarks calling out Richardson. The Giants are a top defense and to me, it’s probably not the best idea to wake a sleeping Giant (no pun intended).

Safer On The Outside?: Both teams are coming in with a lot of injuries to their wide receiving core. The Giants are going to be without Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. The Browns will be without Travis Benjamin and Mohamed Massaquoi. Tight End Alex Smith is also out for the Browns who has been one of Weeden’s favorite targets. Both teams are going to go down on their depth chart and will need unheralded targets to step up.

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