Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season will feature a marquee Monday Night Football game on Monday, October 7, 2019 when the Cleveland Browns take on the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
Now the degree of difficulty starts to get much more hard, starting with Monday night's home game against a Cleveland Browns team that has shown early signs of being a legitimate contender in the AFC North. I am expecting a somewhat low scoring game as the 49ers offense has been throwing up numbers on bad defenses, and that isn't the case this week.
Here's some background on the teams and advice on who to back in this one.
They're taking on a 2-2 Browns team that Seattle will in Week 6. Their offense enters Monday ranked 26th in passing yards (1,521). We know the targets will be there, which is hard to say for the rest of this game. "We didn't play flawless today but our record is ideal". Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown four picks in three games. He's collected 739 yards and 5 touchdowns to go with 4 interceptions.
Cleveland was a desperate and hungry on the road last week and I think we see more of the same. The more interesting and relevant injury news is that of Coleman, who head coach Kyle Shanahan stated is on track to play. "He's very cognizant of it". I am not scared of a corner being physical with Odell.
Last year, the 49ers were the team everyone wanted to talk about.
GettyCleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway. However, we are now reaching the point in the season where the Browns should be gaining strength.
The Browns have a record of 2-2 after beating the Ravens to keep their early-season issues from becoming any more significant.
Landry has 18 receptions for a team-best 328 yards on the season. The Browns were a mess in their opener against the Titans, and then pounded the undermanned Jets. For, after a lacklustre start to the season, Mayfield has given himself a stern talking to and pledged to minimise his initial mistakes. He's also dealing with a shoulder injury.
Note: odds courtesy of Bovada as of Monday morning.
49ers move to 4-0.
The under is 4-0 in the Browns' last four games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.
The 49ers have a top-five defense, but that almost didn't matter a week ago when the offense nearly gave the game away.
For the 49ers, they attempt the second-fewest passes per game with 28.3 and are second in the league in rushing yards per game with 175. For the year, he has 398 yards, just 13 yards shy of Carolina's Christian McCaffrey for the league lead as play began this weekend.