Cleveland Weather Forecast Could Significantly Impact Browns vs Eagles Matchup

By michael obermuller
The ground game could be the focus again with another lousy weather forecast in Cleveland.
The ground game could be the focus again with another lousy weather forecast in Cleveland. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Cleveland has never been a great place to play, with FirstEnergy Stadium right on the edge of Lake Erie, but in 2020 the weather has seemed rougher than usual for the Cleveland Browns. The last two weeks in particular have limited combined offensive totals to 22 and 17 points, respectively.

Now Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles looks to be just as windy and rainy as the last two.

The Browns have built their offense around the run with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, and for good reason. These cold and windy forecasts have destroyed most passing attacks, often including Cleveland's, so expect the Browns to keep the ball on the ground again in Week 11.

The opposing Las Vegas Raiders and Houston Texans units both got zapped of all downfield ability in the most recent Browns' home games, which they split 1-1. Now the Eagles may face a similar fate, so don't expect large totals for either of these offenses or quarterbacks.

It should be another grind-it-out game for Cleveland this afternoon, which has become a good way to describe their season as a whole. If the Browns can keep chipping away with narrow victories, they have a real shot at making the NFL Playoffs.

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