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New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns NFL Week 5 Betting Preview

Cleveland Will Attempt to Hold Brady Back

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

It can be hard finding online football betting guarantees, due to the unpredictable nature of competitive sports. But so far in 2016, there has been one consistency: the ongoing troubles that haunt the Cleveland Browns football team. As any NFL fan knows, Cleveland has been unable to find a decent quarterback for quite some time now. Browns fans thought they finally found their answer when the team signed Robert Griffin III this past offseason. Unfortunately, Griffin found himself placed on the injured reserved after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 1. In Griffin’s absence, Josh McCown took over the duties for quarterback. But McCown wouldn’t last too long under center and ended up suffering a broken bone in the Browns Week 2 loss against the Ravens. In comes Cody Kessler, a third round pick out of USC. In two starts Kessler has amassed an 83.5 passer rating, which is more than Cleveland can ask out of their rookie, considering the status of the Browns. Unfortunately for the Dawg Pound, Kessler hasn’t been able to lead his team to victory, but at least Kessler has kept the Browns competitive. Cleveland only lost by 6 to Miami, and they only lost to Washington by 8. Albeit, had it not been for a blown fumble call, the Browns could’ve very easily won the game against the Redskins. But now sitting at 0-4 the Browns are getting anxious for a win. Unfortunately for them, they won’t be getting it against their Week 5 opponent. Just look at the odds the Browns face across the best football betting sites.

Week 5 – Sunday the 9th of October

Patriots -10 (-115) 46½ (-110) -650
Browns +10 (-105) 46½ (-110) +475

The online football betting odds are showing no love to the winless Browns. But who can blame them, after all they’ll be going up against New England. But this isn’t the same Patriots team that we saw the first four weeks. No, this is a fully loaded, Brady back under center, ‘let’s win a Super Bowl’, Patriots’ team. Brady is arguably the greatest quarterback to ever pick up a pigskin, and having to go up against a future Hall of Famer after he feels he was wrongly punished for deflating footballs is not how you’d like to try to get your first win of the season. In his first game back Brady will be looking to throw for at least 500 yards and 5 touchdowns, and by taking a look at this Cleveland secondary, it’s more than likely that he will.

Heading into Week 5, the Browns sport the 22nd worst overall defense in the NFL. The Browns’ may have the 16th best defense against the pass, but you can be certain that figure will drop after this weekend’s game. Offensively the Browns have had no problem running the ball so far this year, and with an average of 149.2 rushing yards gained per game, the Browns have the best running game in the NFL. The Pats run defense is 15th in the league, so Cleveland should have no problem running the ball this Sunday. However, there’s very little doubt the Browns running game will be enough to deter Brady, who is ready to unleash his vengeance on the NFL. While it’s not too often that fans can find a guarantee in the world of online football betting, picking Brady over Kessler is a no brainer.

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