Two of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this season are set to square off for a Week 9 matchup in the Mile High City on Sunday. The Denver Broncos will host the Cleveland Browns in what feels like a must-win game for each team.
Both the Broncos and Browns had hopes of reaching the playoffs this season, but they are running out of time to get back into the race.
Cleveland has now lost three straight games and comes into this game with a record of just 2-5. The Browns nearly made the playoffs a season ago, but their 2019-20 season is unraveling in a hurry.
Denver has actually won two of its last four games, but those are its only wins of the season. The Broncos come into this game with a 2-6 record and sit in last place in the AFC West.
BetAnySports has the Cleveland Browns as four-point favorites over the Denver Broncos in this game.
Browns at Broncos Overview
The Broncos come into this game averaging just 15.6 points per game, and the Browns aren’t much better at 19 points per game. Denver has a much better defense on paper, but it hasn’t gotten much help from its offense.
Cleveland has allowed 26 points per game this season, and it will need to play much better in this game.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has not lived up to the hype so far this season, as he has thrown 12 interceptions to just six touchdowns.
Joe Flacco was doing his job for the Broncos offense, but he was placed on injured reserve by the team in advance of this game, leaving rookie Brandon Allen to make his first career start.
Cleveland should be able to outscore Denver in this game, but neither team has been playing well on offense this season.
Browns at Broncos Free Game Prediction
Both of these teams have their issues this season, but the Cleveland Browns have much more talent. Denver will be without their starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, and they struggled to score points even with Flacco on the field.
Cleveland has some talented pieces on offense, and it is going to figure it out at some point. Look for the Browns to get some great play from their stars in this game.
Head to BetAnySports and take the Browns -4.0 over the Broncos in this Week 9 matchup.