Originally Posted by Risen Star
I'm feeling an easy win. If I'm wrong, so be it.
I'm expecting a dog fight.
I really don't think Dallas will walk over them and don't care if they do or not.
It's a league where every weak some team shows up and beats someone they aren't supposed to.
Three weeks ago Cleveland beat San Diego, 7-6.
The week before that they pushed Indy to their limits, losing 17-13. Had it not been for a missed PAT, it's a 3 point game in the 4th quarter and they're likely not punting from the IND 41 on 4th and 1 midway through the 4th quarter.
Two weeks ago they took a 1 point lead against Baltimore halfway through the 4th quarter in spite of failing to covert a single trip to the Redzone into a TD. 0-5 that day.
Cleveland isn't some JV team. They get paychecks just like the rest of the players in the NFL.
They're defense has been playing much improved ball compared to early in the season. In those three games above I think they gave up like 870 combined yards. 290 yards per game. They forced 5 straight 3-&-Outs to start the second half against Baltimore. I remember that day well because my friend has Ray Rice in a fantasy league and after scoring like 10 points on Baltimore's first drive, he finished the game with like 15. Needless to say, he wasn't too fond of that game after having his eyes light up in the first quarter.
As I said, I expect a dog fight. Whether or not Dallas runs them out of town doesn't really make a difference to me. Does the team play well and do they limit mistakes? That's what I want to see.
I pray it's not another game where Dallas basically lets the other team stay in it because they fail to convert, turn the ball over or commit penalty after penalty.