A lot of the talk around the league has focused on the Browns and the lack of offensive firepower they have to play with.
The team has lost three straight games, and it’s been that way for the last four weeks.
Now, the team will take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, a team that’s been dominant for the better part of the last three weeks.
Browns quarterback Cody Kessler is playing better than ever, and he’s also the first quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns in a game since Andy Dalton in Week 13.
Kessler has played well in this stretch, and his touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd on Sunday was the first one of the season.
Kessler’s numbers are all over the place, and if you take away the touchdowns, he’s been an effective quarterback.
But his production has been a little off the charts, especially when you consider his age.
Kessler was 27 when he threw his first NFL pass, in Week 1 of last season.
He’s just 27 now.
Kessler had only five touchdowns in 2017, but he’s averaging just 4.6 yards per attempt.
Kessler only has one touchdown against the Patriots, but it came in Week 7, which was his first start of the year.
Kessler hasn’t had that kind of success against any other team, so the Browns may be better off not trying to play him in Week 9.
They’ll also be able to get some help from Tyrod Taylor and Josh McCown.
Taylor has been the best quarterback in the league in the fourth quarter of games, but the Browns need him to get his legs going.
McCown has done a lot of good things this year, but his struggles against the Colts in Week 4 gave him a chance to start in Week 8.
If the Browns are able to keep McCown off the field, they’ll be able give Kessler more chances to succeed, and that should make the Browns offense more efficient.