Two weeks, and two close losses to the Miami Dolphins. Last week saw the Dolphins fall on the road to the New England Patriots, by a score of 31-24. This week the Dolphins get to play host, as the Cleveland Browns come to town. The Browns got up big last week against the Ravens, leading 20-0 at one point. But when all was said and done, the Ravens won the game 25-20.
The Browns managed to lose another quarterback last week as well. In week one it was Robert Griffin III going down with an injury. Last week, Josh McCown went down, meaning rookie Cody Kessler will be under center this week on the road. The Browns lost more than their quarterback too, as star rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman has a broken hand, and will be out for a handful of weeks. So if you are keeping count, the Browns have lost most of their primary offensive weapons to injury in just two weeks. Sprinkle in a sub-par defense, and things simply do not look good for the Browns.
As for the Dolphins, they have certainly played enough quality football not to be sitting at 0-2. Now they are not a great team, but they are better than their record would indicate. They should have won their first match-up in Seattle, despite being heavy underdogs. And week two saw them on the road once again, falling to the Pats by only a touchdown. Now they come home and get to face the punching bag of the NFL, which should result in their first victory of the season.
Now I would typically find it hard to put 10 points worth of faith in a team that has not won a game yet. But the Dolphins do have some offensive weapons, and the Browns have …. well not much. So this is simply play against the Browns, who will likely struggle to put up much of anything.
Line: Mia -9.5, O/U: 41.5
Pick: Dolphins and the under
Result: Mia 30 – Cle 24, Browns and the over
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