Saints vs. Browns - NFL Game Summary - December 24, 2022 | ESPNMatchup PredictorNOCLE39. 1%60. 5%Tie: 0. 5%According to ESPN AnalyticsPickCenter5-9, 5-9-0 ATS6-8, 7-7-0 ATS----Spread Consensus Pick--Spread+3-3Money Line+135-160Over/Under32To get exclusive PickCenter analysis, you must be an ESPN+ SubscriberSubscribe NowGame InformationFirstEnergy Stadium1:00 PM, December 24, 2022Coverage: CBSGametime Weather Cleveland, OH 11Line: CLE -3.
Chubb officially earned his fourth straight Pro Bowl selection this week after rushing for 1, 252 yards and 12 touchdowns on 252 carries through 14 games. He'll continue to play a pivotal role for the Browns, who own a 5-0 record when he receives 20 or more carries in a game. Chubb's running mate, Kareem Hunt, will also be ready to play Saturday in a game that could end up being his last in Cleveland as a Brown. Hunt was a hot name on the trade market ahead of the deadline and told reporters he was prepared for any outcome, but remained with the team after the deadline passed on Nov. 1. He knows his future is still just as uncertain as it was on Halloween.
On the season the Browns have been moving the sticks on third down at 37. 5%, which is bottom 10 in the league. Inside the red zone, Cleveland has also had their woes. They're coming away with touchdowns on 54. 2% of their tries, 17th, and they went 1-4 against Baltimore inside the 20. On the defensive side of things, Cleveland allows 20. 3 points per game. They have been weak against the run as they allow 5. 0 yards per carry and 133. 1 yards on the ground per game. The pass defense has fared better as they are top 10 in opponent pass completion percentage at 62.
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Kamara164 CAR, 641 YDS, 1 TDCLEN. Chubb252 CAR, 1252 YDS, 12 TDReceiving YardsNOC. Olave63 REC, 940 YDS, 3 TDCLEA. Cooper67 REC, 932 YDS, 7 TDInjury ReportNew Orleans SaintsName, PosStatusDATE Adam Trautman TEquestionableDec 22 Dwayne Washington RBoutDec 22 Pete Werner LBoutDec 22 Marshon Lattimore CBquestionableDec 22 Marcus Maye SquestionableDec 22Cleveland BrownsName, PosStatusDATE Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LBInjured ReserveDec 19 Jadeveon Clowney DEoutDec 22 John Johnson III SquestionableDec 22Team StatsPoints Per Game20.
Browns RB Nick Chubb (foot) to play Saturday vs. SaintsThe Browns still have a slim chance of winning their way into the playoffs (with some outside help). Luckily, they'll have their best runner available this weekend. Nick Chubb (foot) will play Saturday against the New Orleans Saints, coach Kevin Stefanski announced Thursday. Chubb sustained the foot injury in Cleveland's win over Baltimore in Week 15, a game in which he played 71. 9 percent of offensive snaps. Chubb still managed to rush for 99 yards on 21 carries in the low-scoring affair despite the injury.
As a team Cleveland is 5th in the NFL with 149 rush yards per game, averaging 4. 7 yards per carry. Prior to Watson under center the Browns were averaging 213. 6 passing yards per game. Since then, that has dropped to 189. 3 yards through the air per contest. While the air yardage has left something to be desired, Watson's completion percentage has climbed in each game which is encouraging for the Browns' offense. Third downs have remained an issue for Cleveland. Against Baltimore, they converted on only 5-15 tries.
0Over/Under: 32Capacity: 67, 4310:45What role will weather play in Saints-Browns? Brrr-owns, Saints set to battle each other, frigid elements— The New Orleans Saints will never miss their beloved, climate-controlled Superdome more than on Saturday. 12/22/2022 - APSeason LeadersNOCLEPassing YardsNOA. Dalton211-316, 2403 YDS, 17 TD, 7 INTCLEJ. Brissett236-369, 2608 YDS, 12 TD, 6 INTRushing YardsNOA.
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The Saints have been weaker against the run this season, allowing 4. 6 yards per carry to opposing rushers. They also allow 132. 6 yards on the ground per contest. As mentioned, the Browns are a very run-heavy schemed offense and will look to exploit the weaknesses of the Saints' rush defense. Through the air, the Saints are 7th in opponent completion rate holding opposing QBs to 62. 01% and 7. 0 yards per pass. The Saints haven't forced many interceptions on the year as they are last in the league in interceptions thrown by their opponents.
7% which is top 6 in the NFL. The Browns have also been good inside the red zone and are 12th in the league only allowing opponents to come away with touchdowns at a rate of 54%. New Orleans has been decent in the red zone this year, but if the Browns can force them into third and long situations, they have the pass rush that can get to a rather slow Andy Dalton and limit red zone opportunities to the Saints' offense. Best Bets Full-Game Side Bet Rating: The season is all but over for Cleveland, but they are still playing with pride. It was a good win against what was a hobbled Ravens team, and the final score of the Bengals game is a little misleading. The Browns have the stronger ground attack and we just saw the Falcons gash New Orleans for over 230 yards on the ground alone.
Nick Chubb has rushed for under 100 yards in three straight games. New Orleans is hot off a win over Atlanta where both Andy Dalton and Taysom Hill threw for a TD. The run defense for New Orleans was gashed for 231 yards. The weather will likely play a significant factor here as snow showers and 28 MPH winds are expected. Let's dive in. Saints Still Searching For First Win Streak Of The SeasonThe Saints utilized their two QB system against the Falcons and both Taysom Hill and Andy Dalton threw for a touchdown.
2% and they are allowing just under 210 yards through the air. Myles Garrett has continued his phenomenal pressure and has 13. 5 sacks on the year. Aside from Garrett, the Browns don't generate much pressure, however, with no one else having over 2. 5 sacks on the season. Denzel Ward has been solid in the secondary with 12 pass deflections and two interceptions on the year. As a team, the Browns are coming away with 1. 3 takeaways per game. Unlike the Browns' offense, the defense has been very good at getting off the field after third downs. They are holding opponents to a third down conversion percentage of 36.
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