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As part of the NFL Weekly In-Depth Analysis series we present the clash between the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers. This is a 4:25 PM EST game that will be played at Lambeau Field as the 3-2 Green Bay Packers host the 3-3 Cleveland Browns. Can the Cleveland Browns take control of the AFC Central with a road win this week? Can Aaron Rodgers overcome the injures to the Packers receivers and continue to win at home?Here are the Vegas odds for the game and what the Sports Unbiased In-Depth Analysis Team believes will occur this Sunday. The writers taking part are: Mike Santangelo, Josh Madas, “Coach” Mike Fabber, John Yeomans, and Chris Pagliuca.
Vegas Odds (Spread and Over-under): Packers minus 10, 46 u
Mike’s Pick: The amazing thing about the Browns this year has not been the offensive revelation after the Trent Richardson trade. it has been the defensive revelation pretty much all year. These guys are good, really good, on the defensive side of the ball. Meanwhile, the Pack are really good on the offensive side of the ball, as usual. However, they have a lot of health questions coming in to this week. Will Jones or Cobb be back? Matthews is still out, is Lacy 100%? I think the defense is a bit too banged up, and the offense might be also, to stop this young Browns team from making a contest out of this. Last year this would have been a no-brainer, this year the Browns are making it tough. Still, it’s hard to bet against Aaron Rodgers at home Final Score: Packers 27 Browns 21
Chris’ Pick: To me this game seems like an offense versus defense game. I see the offensive Packers being able to overwhelm the defense of the Browns. The Browns who were surging after trading Trent Richardson struggled last week against the high-flying Lions, letting Matthew Stafford throw four touchdowns and ending their three game winning streak. Even with Randall Cobb sidelined with an injury, I still see Aaron Rodgers and corp. tearing up the defense of the Browns. And with Brandon Weeden currently at the helm for the Browns, I see a few turnovers once again. The game could be a close one similar to the Packers’ week six game against the Ravens, but that’s only if the Browns’ defense can hold up Final Score: Packers 34 Browns 20
John’s Pick: With Randall Cobb out for the foreseeable future and possibly James Jones as well, Aaron Rodgers has his work cut out for him. Luckily the Packers have a Cleveland Browns team coming to town that once showed promise, but now seems to be going back to their old losing ways after losing Brain Hoyer for the season. It still won’t be a walk in the as the Browns bring a stingy defense to the table against the Packers decimated receiving corps. Nevertheless, if the Packers defense steps up like they did last week they should do just fine against the turnover prone Brandon Weeden Final Score: Packers 24 Browns 16
Coach’s Pick:The Packers are so thin at wide receiver position I thought they were going to call me for a try-out (Top 10 flag football wide receiver for 8 years straight). This high powered offense might be forced to slow it down for the first time in years. I believe they will hand the ball off more with Lacy but that is exactly what defenses want, the ball out of Aaron Rodgers hands. Few know the Packers are 5th in rushing offense and 4th in passing offense, which tells us it’s not the offense fault for their stumbles this year. The Packers defense is stout against the run rank 3rd overall but the pass they give up almost 300 yards. This will be the chance that the Browns have if they can get Cameron and J Gordon going to win this game. The only problem with that plan is it will take Weeden to get them the ball where they can make a play. The Browns defense should be able to keep this close if the offense can take care of the ball and score some points it could be a shocker. All that means is the Packers will win this game but it should be closer than history tells us Final Score: Packers 20 Browns 13
Josh’s Pick: The Packers seem to be falling apart. Cobb and Jones went down in week 6, leaving Green Bay with very little weapons on the receiving end. If James Jones can go this weekend, then the Packers will be firing on all cylinders. If Jones is out, then look for Rodgers to establish the run early to set up some big plays later in the game.
Cleveland seems to have found a comfort in their current offense. Trading Trent Richardson seems to be working for them. Willis McGahee has filled in nicely and the incredible addition of Josh Gordon in week 4 has made this offense a tough play each week. While I still think they have a lot to develop this season, their future is certainly bright.
The Browns are not an easy win and the Packers are banged up. However, I trust Aaron Rodgers to find a way to use his weapons effectively and win at home on Sunday Final Score: Packers 24 Browns 14
There it is, Sports Unbiased has broken down a marquee game in week seven of the NFL season. We have given you analysis, we have given you the odds and we even gave you the possible final score. Trust all the writers, trust a couple of the writers or just trust one. Find you favorites and come back for other editions of the Sports Unbiased marquee matchups. Now go forth and win your office pool, enjoy the game even have some fun on the morning line. Good luck and happy picking. See you next week.
Note: All odds courtesy of Vegas Insider Consensus