FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Browns rushing attack has been a consistent unit even if it has not broken out the big plays that we became accustomed to from Nick Chubb last season. Chubb is averaging 3.9 yards per carry but does not have a carry longer than 20 yards so far this season. Those long yard runs will come from the electric running back who has big-play potential any time he touches the ball. The offensive line of the Browns is one that is continuing to evolve with the loss of Kevin Zeitler as they traded him to the Giants in the offseason. Joel Bitonio after the game said that the line will continue to improve as it is just their second game together as they added Eric Kush and Chris Hubbard in the offseason.
The Rams are a unit that are beatable if you can get past their vaunted defensive line led by Michael Brockers and Aaron Donald. This is a unit that is built to stop the pass at the second and third levels with linebackers Cory Littleton, and safeties John Johnson and Eric Weddle being better against the pass than the run. This was a unit that was shredded in week 1 by Christian McCaffrey as he was able to get out in space and run for 6.7 yards per carry for 128 yards. Meanwhile, the defensive line dominated the run against the Saints as they stacked the box as they were comfortable with Teddy Bridgewater trying to beat them which essentially shut down Latavius Murray (1.4 yards per carry) and Alvin Kamara 3.5 yards per carry. This is a unit that will be up and down all year and entirely dependent on Brockers and Donald who are two of the best duos in football.