2. The Chicago Bears should not be afraid of the Browns’ pass rush
Late in the offseason the Browns brought in former no. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney to pair with one of the best pass rushers in all of football, Myles Garrett. While Clowney hasn’t been the sack master he should have been, he’s still a fairly athletic and strong pass rusher. Pairing up with a guy like Garrett should give Clowney much more opportunity to pile up the sacks.
In the first two weeks, Cleveland has only registered 3.0 sacks as a team. Shockingly, only one of them have come from Garrett while Clowney has a big fat zero.
Now, bringing a guy like Patrick Mahomes to the ground is a tough task as he gets rid of the ball in such unique fashion and has the ability to extend plays just as long as he wants to in order to make magic happen.
Cleveland managed to sack Mahomes twice in Week 1, though, which is still fairly impressive. In Week 2 against the Houston Texans, though, they were only able to bring down rookie Davis Mills once while Tyrod Taylor avoided being sacked altogether.
It sounds crazy saying the Bears’ offensive line shouldn’t be afraid of the Browns’ pass rush, but so far, the Browns haven’t given them reason to be afraid. This game could be the one where Cleveland proves that their defensive front is, in fact, elite. However, for now, it doesn’t appear to be.