|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThis Sunday afternoon, two teams fresh off of losses meet in New Jersey, as the Cleveland Browns take on the New York Giants. Gametime in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, and you can watch all of the action regionally on CBS.
The Browns come into this game still looking for their first win of the season, after falling 23-16 on Thursday night to the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens held a 438-357 edge in offensive yards, and forced 2 Browns turnovers, including an interception. Cleveland was able to score just 1 touchdown of their own, while allowing 3 from Baltimore. One bright spot for the Browns was QB Brandon Weeden, who threw 25-of-52, for 320 yards. As of now, the Browns and Saints are the only two teams left without a win this season.
The Giants are coming off of a 19-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants suffered a 422-366 deficit in offensive yards, including a 191-57 deficit in rushing yards. A Philly field goal with 1:49 left in the game put it out of reach for the Giants, who had led 17-16 with under 7 minutes to go. QB Eli Manning threw 24-of-42, for 309 yards, and 2 touchdowns, while WR Domenik Hixon ran for 114 yards on just 6 catches.
The Browns are on a spread run of 8-2-1 recently, and are 13-3 ATS as uderdogs coming off of a SU loss but ATS win. They are 2-1 ATS on the season, and 1-0 ATS as the away underdog. The Giants are 0-5 ATS as favorites of more than 3 points and facing an AFC opponent. They are 1-3 ATS on the year, and 0-2 ATS as a home favorite.
These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the series tied at a game apiece. The last meeting, in October 2008, resulted in a 35-14 Cleveland win. In that one, the Giants were 7 ½ point favorites. A September 2004 matchup gave the Giants the win, 27-10, after they were favored by 3 ½ points.
For this Sunday's matchup, Bet Royal Sports Betting states that New York is an 8 ½ point home favorite. The over/under is set at 44 points.
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This is our first preview of a Browns game, but at 0-4, can you blame us? We last previewed the Giants in Week 2 against the Buccaneers in this article. Before that, it was Week 4 of the preseason against the Pats, in an article located on this page.