|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Cleveland Browns were favored to be the doormat of the AFC North. However, the Browns have the lead in the division with a 6-3 record. Still, it is very close as all four teams there have a .600 record or better. Meanwhile, the 4-5 Houston Texans are two games back on the AFC South and are vying for a wild care spot as well. Both teams will meet at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday.
The Browns have won three straight with their last being a 24-3 Thursday night blowout against Cincinnati. Brian Hoyer has managed to survive the media blitz that came after Johnny Manziel was drafted by the team; Hoyer has ten passing touchdowns versus four interceptions this year.
The Browns defense has thirteen interceptions this year. Tashaun Gipson has six of them while Buster Skrine has four of his own. Still, the Browns have given up more than 130 rushing yards per game this year.
The Houston Texans may have the services of first-overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney again but he is questionable with the same knee injury that he has been dealing with; his role in this coming game in unclear. This comes as fellow linebacker Brian Cushing is also questionable.
Running back Arian Foster is also questionable for the game. He has 822 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns this year. He also has more than 200 receiving yards. Still, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been shaky as he has eight interceptions versus eleven touchdowns plus twenty sacks. J.J. Watt also has 8.5 sacks for the season; this is close to half the 19 sacks that the entire Texans defense has so far this year.
The Cleveland Browns have a very close edge to win this game. The Browns are -3 favorites to win the game. The over/under for the points to be scored in the game has been listed at 41.5 points for the entire match. This will make for a close match as the Browns are currently on top of their extremely-competitive division.