Why the Chicago Bears get the Cleveland Browns defense in a bad spot

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When the Chicago Bears head to Cleveland to take on the Browns, it will be the toughest test of the year for Justin Fields and this offense. The Bears are coming into the game hot, but they happen to get the Cleveland Browns in a spot, considering the game is in Cleveland. 

The Chicago Bears could struggle against the Cleveland Browns defense

The Browns are 6-1 at this home year and 2-4 on the road. With home wins over the 49ers, Joe Burrow, and Trevor Lawrence, it is clear that this is a unit that can get the job done. 

The Browns defense allowed 3.8 rushing yards per attempt and 4.4 on the road. Quarterbacks complete 59% of their passes against this defense on the road, while they complete 54% in Cleveland. These quarterbacks average 4.6 yards per attempt and 3.4 adjusted net yards per attempt at home. That goes up to 8.2 yards per attempt and 7.4 adjusted net yards per attempt on the road.  The Browns have 38 sacks, and 27 have come in home games. 

The Browns are already viewed as one of the best defenses in the NFL, but when you isolate it for just their home games, they are the best defense in the NFL. The Chicago Bears have played three games since Justin Fields returned from his injury.

The Detroit Lions' defense is below average, and the offense had two strong games. The Vikings' defense is above average, and the Bears scored 12 points. That was in good condition against a unit that does not have the same name power.

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If the Chicago Bears struggled in that spot, they are going to be in for a long day against this Cleveland Browns defense, especially when you assume they will be playing their best in the home environment.

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