Chase Claypool’s comments on the Cleveland Browns is what everyone is likely thinking.
Steelers rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool answers many questions on the field, but he also answers them off it. On Monday, during a live stream, he answered a question on most of America’s mind.
Can the Browns contend with the Kansas City Chiefs and pull off the upset?
According to Claypool, Cleveland will be ‘clapped’ before the game comes to an end.
"Bad loss, but (the Browns) are gonna get clapped next week. So all good."
Chase Claypool on Tik Tok 😬
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 11, 2021
Browns in for tough test against Patrick Mahomes
Cleveland made the postseason for the first time since 2002 and strutted its stuff. When the clock struck zero, the Browns set a new playoff record with a 28-0 lead in the first quarter. Three turnovers in 15 minutes certainly help.
After that, Ben Roethlisberger still managed to keep things interesting. He threw for over 500 yards and four touchdowns against four interceptions. The offense was one-dimensional, making Roethlisberger throw the pigskin 68 times.
Imagine Patrick Mahomes‘ arm on rest after two weeks to recover from a season throwing that much? The word “yikes” should be somewhere in that mix.
Kansas City’s offense never lost their footing with their starters. The team has a pair of 1,000-yard targets in Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. They also three quality options outside of them for Mahomes to connect with daily.
Cleveland is expected to stop that? Good luck.
The Browns are a feel-good story and have the pieces to contend for the future. Sunday, though, might not be their day if the secondary allows another 500 yards in coverage.