5 things to watch in Browns v. 49ers

Posted at 10:34 AM, Dec 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-13 10:34:27-05

San Francisco comes to town Sunday in a similar situation as the Browns were in Week 6.

The 49ers are in the midst of a losing season, sitting in the bottom of the NFC West at 4-8, but are riding high off a dramatic overtime victory at Chicago. When the Browns came off a similarly emotional overtime victory at Baltimore, they played hard but ultimately came up short against a then-undefeated Broncos team.

How will San Francisco respond? That’s one of the key factors heading into Sunday’s game at FirstEnergy Stadium, the last at home before 2015 turns to 2016.

Here are the other five:

  1. Manziel’s response
  2. Locating Gary Barnidge
  3. Which 49ers defense shows up?
  4. Bounce-back time for the defense?
  5. Who starts at CB?