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Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns 11/15/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Houston Texans visit the Cleveland Browns on 11/15/2020 at 1:00PM.

Houston and Cleveland face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Houston has a record of 2-6 this season. Cleveland is 5-3 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Houston Team Defense Preview

Houston yields 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 39.1 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.78 points per drive. On 47.1% of defensive possessions, opponents find a way to come away with points, but 5.9% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 28.2 and these drives usually take up 3:09 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 111.2 and 0.7% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Houston has caused a sack rate of 6.1% this season.

We will get more situational with Houston and examine various situations. They have faced 109 third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 52 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 47.7%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 10 fourth down conversion attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 7 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 87.5%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 35 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and their opponents have converted 22 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 62.9%.

Houston Team Offense Preview

Houston has 5.9 plays per drive, they generate 35.4 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.36 points per drive. 43.4% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 9.6% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 26.6 and these drives typically last 2:36.

On 6.3% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.8% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Houston has yielded 24 sacks this season and there were 130 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Houston rushed for 3.9 yards per carry and for 87.6 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 9 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Houston and examine various situations. They have had 96 third down attempts this season and have converted 39 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 40.6%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 9 fourth down attempts this season and have converted 6 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 66.7%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 23 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 60.9%.

Cleveland Team Defense Preview

Cleveland yields 6.8 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 36.0 yards per drive, and opponents score 2.70 points per offensive possession. 47.6% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 17.1% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 30.3 and these drives typically last 3:00.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 97.1 and 2.3% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Cleveland has forced a sack rate of 6.1% this season.

Examining Cleveland in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 99 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 48 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 48.5%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 14 fourth down attempts this season and the opposition have successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 13 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 18.2%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 35 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 21 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 60.0%.

Cleveland Team Offense Preview

Cleveland has run 6.1 plays per drive and this offense averages 34.2 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.44 points per drive. On 42.0% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 12.3% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 30.1 yard line, they usually take up 2:53 of time.

6.8% of passes thrown are touchdown passes by Cleveland and on 3.0% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Cleveland has yielded 11 sacks this season and there were 60 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

Cleveland rushed for 5.0 yards per carry and for 150.0 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 7 times this season.

Let’s get situational with the Cleveland and examine various situations. They have had 91 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 37 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 40.7%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had 12 fourth down attempts this season and successfully turned the fourth down attempt into a first down 5 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 41.7%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 25 Red Zone entrances this season and have converted 19 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 76.0%.

The Houston Roster

The Players to Watch for Houston

The Cleveland Roster

The Players to Watch for Cleveland

Baker Mayfield QB 6-1 215

This season, Baker Mayfield has put up 1514 yards and 15 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 90.9thus far this season. Baker Mayfield has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Baker Mayfield has 65 rushing yards, which puts him in the 53.12 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 19 times this season, which puts him in the 59.38 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Kareem Hunt RB 5-11 216

This season, Kareem Hunt has 529 rushing yards on 115 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 3 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Kareem Hunt picked up 113 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 18 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 4 receiving touchdowns this season.

Jarvis Landry WR 5-11 196

This season, Jarvis Landry picked up 419 yards. He caught the ball 33 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Sheldon Richardson DT 6-3 294

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Cleveland, Sheldon Richardson has 19 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 79.31 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 Tackles for Cleveland, Myles Garrett has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 9 times this season, which put him in the 100.0 among all Defensive Tackles 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 32 tackles which puts him in the 68.66 percentile among returning 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 nan passes this season, which puts him in the nan percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Terrance Mitchell CB 5-11 191

Considered 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, Terrance Mitchell had 29 tackles which puts him in the 82.65 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. 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 24.46 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Houston Texans vs. Cleveland Browns Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Houston Texans 26 Cleveland Browns 28

Spread Pick: Houston +4.5 -110 Mybookie.ag
Moneyline Pick: Cleveland -194 matchbook
Total Pick: Over 45 -108 Heritage