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Predict the Browns’ First Offensive Play, Tackle, and Touchdown

Predict the “firsts” of the 2023 season, and win a STARTER jacket from HOMAGE.

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It’s time for our annual prediction post for the first game of the regular season, where we predict three things:

  1. The first offensive play the Browns will run/attempt to execute,
  2. The first player on defense (not special teams) who will make a tackle, and
  3. How the team’s first touchdown will be scored (if you think one will be scored).

You can find the ground rules below. The prize this year is that the winner will get an NFL STARTER jacket from HOMAGE! But if you win, be sure to claim your prize immediately so you can get the size you need before they sell out.


Offensive Play Prediction Guidelines: Try to be as specific as you can on what you think the Browns’ first offensive play will be. Don’t just say “pass play” or “run play.” Instead, say “Watson throws a slant route to Cooper for 7 yards” or “Nick Chubb runs left side and picks up three yards.” You can also predict incompletions, interceptions, fumbles, touchdowns, and even a safety if you really think that will happen on the first offensive play!

Defensive Tackle Prediction Guidelines: Predicting the first defensive play is much more obscure, so this one is a simpler category — project who you think will make the team’s first tackle that does not come on special teams or a returned interception / fumble.

First Touchdown Against Bengals: If you do not think the Browns will score a touchdown, then say “no touchdowns” as your answer. Otherwise, predict how you think the Browns’ first touchdown will be scored, along with the person(s) who will score. You can predict it to be on offense, defense, or special teams. If you predict a passing touchdown, name both the quarterback and the receiver.


Here is the template you can copy+paste for your comments:

First Offensive Play:

First Defensive Tackle:

First Touchdown:

Final Score (Tiebreaker):

Email: Provide if you want to be eligible for the STARTER jacket prize if you win

My Predictions

Here are my predictions...

First Offensive Play: RB Nick Chubb runs to the right for 5 yards.

First Defensive Tackle: LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

First Touchdown: QB Deshaun Watson throws to TE David Njoku from 8 yards out.