The Green Bay Packers are generally regarded as 3-point favorites today against the Cleveland Browns.
Now, if this was the ‘60s, I could understand that spread. I’d fully expect a white-knuckler between the Bart Start, Jim Taylor-led Packers and the Jim Brown, Frank Ryan-led Browns.
But not today. No way.
The Browns are ABYSMAL. They haven’t won a game and I fully expect them to run the table and wind up 0-16, although they still have the equally hapless Bears on their schedule. The clash of those titans, in case you’re thinking about attending the debacle, will take place on Dec. 24 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
So, what has made the Browns so horrible? Look no further than their offense, which is flat-out inept. They have scored a league-low 176 points this season, which isn’t surprising when consider this:
DeShone Kizer, their quarterback, has a 58.1 passer rating.
Isaiah Crowell, their leading rusher, is averaging 3.8 yards per carry.
Duke Johnson, their top receiver, is averaging 8.8-yards per reception.
The playoff hopeful Packers not only should win this game but they should easily cover the spread as well.
Prediction: Packers 27, Browns 17.