2. NFL Teams That Should Be On Upset Alert In Week 4 – Cleveland Browns
The Jacoby Brissett era has gone about as well as one could expect in Cleveland, which is still two months away from getting Deshaun Watson back under center. Apart from a late collapse against the Jets in Week 2, the Browns have played winning football and have the mini-bye to recharge after their victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night in Week 3.
There is some uncertainty around Cleveland this week in regards to the status of defensive end Myles Garrett, who was briefly hospitalized after getting into a single-car accident. While Garrett’s injuries were not life-threatening, the odds of him being ready to go in Week 4 are highly unlikely.
The Browns hit the road as 1.5-point favorites against the Atlanta Falcons, who have played very competitive football despite a lack of talent in the early going of the season. The Falcons are also coming off a road win in Seattle and should have a ton of confidence entering this game with Cleveland.
There is also trap game potential for the Browns, who have a big home game against the Los Angeles Chargers coming up in Week 5. Don’t be shocked if the Falcons trip up Cleveland in a game that the sports books believe will be far closer than the talent level of these two teams would indicate.