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Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans 12/6/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Cleveland Browns visit the Tennessee Titans on 12/6/2020 at 1:00PM.

Cleveland and Tennessee face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Cleveland has a record of 8-3 this season. Tennessee is 8-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Cleveland Team Defense Preview

Cleveland yields 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 34.7 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.43 points per drive. 42.9% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 15.2% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 30.2 and these drives typically last 2:56.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 94.8 and 2.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Cleveland has caused a sack rate of 6.2% this season.

Examining Cleveland in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 138 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 62 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 44.9%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 18 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 16 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 88.9%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 44 Red Zone entrances this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 26 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 59.1%.

Cleveland Team Offense Preview

Cleveland has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 35.2 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.23 points per drive. On 39.6% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 10.8% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 28.0 and these drives typically last 2:59.

5.9% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Cleveland and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Cleveland has given up 17 sacks this season and this has resulted in 90 yards lost.

They rushed for 5.0 yards per carry and for 161.4 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 11 times this season.

Examining Cleveland in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 128 third down attempts this season and have converted 52 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 40.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 17 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 35.3%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 35 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 24 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 68.6%.

Tennessee Team Defense Preview

Tennessee yields 6.7 plays per drive, this defense gives up 36.9 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.49 points per drive. 42.1% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 13.2% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 26.4 and these drives typically last 3:02.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 93.1 and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tennessee has caused a sack rate of 3.1% this season.

Examining Tennessee in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 152 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 80 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 52.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 18 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 12 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 66.7%. Defenses need to prevent possessions from reaching the Red Zone. They have allowed 43 Red Zone entrances this season and their opponents have converted 31 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 72.1%.

Tennessee Team Offense Preview

Tennessee has 6.4 plays per drive, this offense averages 36.9 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.75 points per drive. 47.4% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 4.4% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 28.6 yard line, they typically last 2:49.

6.8% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Tennessee and 1.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tennessee has given up 16 sacks this season and there were 112 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Tennessee rushed for 4.9 yards per carry and for 158.2 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 7 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Tennessee and examine various situations. They have had 131 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 58 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 44.3%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 8 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 75.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 44 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 32 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a success rate of 72.7%.

The Cleveland Roster

The Players to Watch for Cleveland

Baker Mayfield QB 6-1 215

This season, Baker Mayfield has put up 2108 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 92.3thus far this season. Baker Mayfield has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Baker Mayfield has 76 rushing yards, which puts him in the 51.16 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 32 times this season, which puts him in the 72.09 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Nick Chubb RB 5-11 227

This season, Nick Chubb has 719 rushing yards on 115 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 6 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Nick Chubb picked up 49 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 6 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jarvis Landry WR 5-11 196

This season, Jarvis Landry picked up 614 yards. He caught the ball 46 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 1 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sheldon Richardson DT 6-3 294

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Cleveland, Sheldon Richardson has 25 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 4 times this season, which put him in the 90.91 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Myles Garrett DE 6-4 272

The leading tackler among Defensive Ends for Cleveland, Myles Garrett has 23 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 10 times this season, which put him in the 99.34 among all Defensive Ends in College Football. He has forced 4.0 fumbles this season.

Andrew Sendejo FS 6-1 210

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Cleveland, Andrew Sendejo had 40 tackles which puts him in the 69.66 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Andrew Sendejo as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 21.15 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Terrance Mitchell CB 5-11 191

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Cleveland, Terrance Mitchell had 41 tackles which puts him in the 90.68 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Terrance Mitchell as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.27 percentile among Corners this season.

The Tennessee Roster

The Players to Watch for Tennessee

Ryan Tannehill QB 6-4 207

This season, Ryan Tannehill has put up 2608 yards and 23 touchdowns. He has thrown 4 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 106.7thus far this season. Ryan Tannehill has thrown 4 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Ryan Tannehill has 152 rushing yards, which puts him in the 74.42 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 30 times this season, which puts him in the 67.44 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 2 rushing touchdowns this season.

Derrick Henry RB 6-3 247

This season, Derrick Henry has 1257 rushing yards on 256 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 12 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Derrick Henry picked up 93 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 14 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

A.J. Brown WR 6-0 226

This season, A.J. Brown picked up 638 yards. He caught the ball 40 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 8 receiving touchdowns this season.

DaQuan Jones NT 6-4 322

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Tennessee, DaQuan Jones has 23 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 72.73 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Kevin Byard FS 5-11 212

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Tennessee, Kevin Byard had 51 tackles which puts him in the 92.13 percentile among non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Kevin Byard as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 21.15 percentile among secondary position players this season.

Malcolm Butler CB 5-11 190

Considered the leading tackler among Cornerbacks for Tennessee, Malcolm Butler had 57 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among Corners. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Malcolm Butler as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 83.18 percentile among Corners this season.

Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Cleveland Browns 23 Tennessee Titans 28

Spread Pick: No Action
Moneyline Pick: Tennessee -232 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 54 -135 matchbook