4 reasons the Cleveland Browns will defeat the Bengals in Week 2

Browns, Nick Chubb
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2. Duel-Threat Backfield

If there was one area of the Chargers’ offense that was able to get going against Cincinnati, it was their backfield. Austin Ekeler carried the ball 19 times for 84 yards. Rookie Joshua Kelley added 12 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown. This will be the second week in a row that the Bengals will have to worry about two backs.

Both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt were able to put up good numbers against Baltimore. Hunt led the team with 13 carries for 72 yards and he added four catches. Chubb had 60 yards and averaged six yards per carry.

Both running backs are going to get a lot of snaps throughout the course of a game. Hunt is a duel-threat back who can act as a receiver. This adds a new dynamic to the Browns’ offense.

There is a lot to think about for the Bengals, especially if Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry show up. Hunt and Chubb are going to be the key this week.

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