8:20 pm
December 15

Browns @ Broncos

Who will WIN this matchup?

Cleveland Browns (5-7)

@ Denver Broncos (6-7)


Current odds:

Cleveland Browns: (+120)

Denver Broncos: (-140)


The line for the game is Denver by 2.5 points.

While Mayfield’s bravado is readily available for the cameras, fellow rookie Nick Chubb has earned the nickname “Old School” for his quiet demeanor. Chubb’s play on the field speaks volumes, however, as the 22-year-old recorded a rushing touchdown in his fifth straight game versus the Panthers and eighth overall (six rushing, two receiving) in seven contests since taking over the starter’s role after Cleveland traded fellow running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville. Wideout Jarvis Landry found the end zone twice (one receiving, one rushing) last week and had two touchdown grabs among his seven receptions in his only career encounter at Denver in 2014 while playing with Miami. “You have to get him going early. You have to get that momentum,” Mayfield said of Landry. “Then he is a guy who he feeds off that momentum, that energy and that confidence.”

Linebacker Bradley Chubb told reporters that he won’t ease up on Nick Chubb, who is his second cousin. “I know he’s not going to hold back and he knows I’m not going to hold back,” said Bradley Chubb, who has posted a franchise rookie-record 12 sacks this season. “It’s just going to be a regular football game. You can’t put too much weight on it because then if you start thinking, ‘My cousin’s on the other side,’ you end up getting trucked or something.” Fellow rookie Phillip Lindsay rushed for his sixth touchdown in four games last Sunday, although he was limited to just 30 yards on 14 totes to drop his NFL-best yards per carry average on the season to an impressive 5.8. Lindsay will face Cleveland’s generous 28th-ranked rush defense needing just 33 yards to reach 1,000 on the season.

Denver LB Von Miller has recorded 9.5 of his team-best 13.5 sacks in his last eight contests.

StreakSmarter Pick
Cleveland Browns