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Browns not amongst 9 dwelling canine vs. Steelers

9 dwelling groups are underdogs in Week 3.

Behind the Dawg Pound, the Cleveland Browns aren’t amongst them.

The Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night time to kick off per week that includes extra highway favorites than dwelling. Each groups are aiming for a 2-1 begin and coming off disappointing losses.

The Browns, with Jacoby Brissett filling in for Deshaun Watson, are rolling on the bottom behind Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

The Steelers, with Mitchell Trubisky changing the retired Ben Roethlisberger, nonetheless have not discovered a rhythm on offense regardless of a proficient receiving corps.

The Browns are 4 1/2-point favorites over the Steelers, based on FanDuel Sportsbook. That is too many factors in a matchup between bitter AFC North rivals.

The final time the groups met on a Thursday night time in 2019, Myles Garrett smashed Mason Rudolph over the top with the quarterback’s helmet.

Count on cooler heads this time round.

BROWN 20-17

Cincinnati (minus 4 1/2) at New York Jets

Joe Burrow has taken a beating and the defending AFC champions are winless. They’re set as much as get again on the profitable monitor in opposition to the improved Jets.


Inexperienced Bay (plus 1 1/2) at Tampa Bay

This could possibly be a preview of the NFC championship. Brady and the Buccaneers destroyed the Packers 38-10 within the 2020 common season and upset them on the highway within the convention title sport that season on their method to profitable the Tremendous Bowl. Tampa is simply too banged-up to do it once more.


Baltimore (minus 3) at New England

After a defensive collapse within the fourth quarter in opposition to Miami, the Ravens proceed their season-opening, four-game stretch in opposition to the AFC East with a visit to New England. The Patriots are nonetheless determining their offense whereas Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson is a dynamic difference-maker.

RAVENS 26-20

Buffalo (minus 5 1/2) at Miami

The Payments have steamrolled the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Rams and the Titans, who had been the AFC’s No. 1 seed final season. They’ve a franchise-best, seven-game win streak over Miami and outscored the Dolphins by a mixed 61-11 in two conferences final yr. Tua Tagovailoa and the remainder of Miami’s high-flying offense will assist maintain this one shut.

BILLS 30-26

New Orleans (minus 3) at Carolina

The Panthers have misplaced seven in a row at dwelling, 9 straight video games general and coach Matt Rhule’s job standing is in peril. The Saints could not knock off the Buccaneers however should keep away from a letdown after an emotional sport. Jameis Winston resorted to 2019 type in opposition to Tampa. Baker Mayfield is due for his first win with the Panthers if the offense depends on Christian McCaffrey.


Kansas Metropolis (minus 6 1/2) at Indianapolis

Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are rested after a Thursday night time win over the Chargers. The Colts are embarrassed following a 24-0 loss at Jacksonville.

CHIEFS 27-23

Detroit (plus 5 1/2) at Minnesota

Jared Goff has Detroit’s offense hovering. The Vikings are coming off a brief week following a beatdown in Philadelphia on Monday night time. Kirk Cousins ​​ought to have a neater time discovering Justin Jefferson this time round.


Philadelphia (minus 6 1/2) at Washington

The Eagles are flying excessive after dominating the Vikings. Jalen Hurts has been spectacular, organising a showdown in opposition to Carson Wentz and the Commanders. The highway workforce has received the final three conferences on this division rivalry.

EAGLES 26-20

Las Vegas (minus 2 1/2) at Tennessee

The Raiders are nonetheless in search of their first win underneath Josh McDaniels after losing a 20-0 halftime lead in opposition to Arizona. The Titans are reeling and have a brief week following Monday night time’s debacle in Buffalo.


Houston (plus 2 1/2) at Chicago

The Texans’ lack of ability to complete video games has price them two wins. The Bears ran the ball nicely in a loss to Inexperienced Bay, and may depend on the bottom sport to take stress off Justin Fields.

BEARS 22-17

Jacksonville (plus 7) at Los Angeles Chargers

Doug Pederson has not solely modified the tradition in Jacksonville however has the Jaguars taking part in like a workforce that ought to be within the combine in a wide-open AFC South. The Chargers, led by Justin Herbert, are on one other degree.


Atlanta (plus 1 1/2) at Seattle

The Seahawks are struggling to attain factors. The Falcons are staying shut however trying to find their first win.


Los Angeles Rams (minus 3 1/2) at Arizona

The Rams have been mistake-prone in two video games however they’ve received 10 of the final 11 in opposition to the Cardinals, together with a playoff win final season.

RAMS 28-24

San Francisco (minus 1) at Denver

Russell Wilson is aware of San Francisco fairly nicely, and the Broncos should get their sputtering offense going. The 49ers’ Tremendous Bowl odds improved with Jimmy Garoppolo changing the injured Trey Lance.


Dallas (plus 2 1/2) at New York Giants

The Giants are in search of their first 3-0 begin since 2009. Huge Blue has cause to get hyped. They’re going through Cooper Rush, who crammed in properly for Dak Prescott in a win over the Bengals.

GIANTS 22-17


Final Week: Straight up: 10-6. In opposition to unfold: 8-8.

Season: Straight up: 17-15. In opposition to unfold: 14-18.

Finest Guess: Straight up: 1-0. In opposition to unfold: 1-0.

Season: Straight up: 1-1. In opposition to unfold: 1-1.

Upset Particular: Straight up: 0-1. In opposition to unfold: 0-1.

Season: Straight up: 0-2. In opposition to unfold: 0-2


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