Chiefs Browns Betting Tips – Chiefs Band Together For Trip To Cleveland This Sunday
The Kansas City Chiefs overcame an almost unbelievable tragedy to score an emotional win over the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. Pulling together as a team, the Chiefs head on the road to play a suddenly hot Cleveland Browns’ team this weekend. Kansas City had lost eight-straight games before ending that skid against Carolina, but it won’t get any easier the rest of the way with three of their final four online sportsbook contests away from home.
Kansas City Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday December 9, 2012 – 1:00 PM ET
Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
NFL Betting Line: Cleveland Browns – 5
Back-to-back wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders is a small sign that the Browns are heading in the right direction, even if the playoffs are already out of the question for this season. Cleveland can continue to build with a pair of home games against opponents with sub-.500 records, beginning this week against the Chiefs.
NFL Betting Preview: Kansas City Chiefs
The decision to go ahead with last week’s game was a tough one for Kansas City head coach Romeo Crennel, but it was the right one for both the franchise and its players. The Chiefs fought for an emotional win as they battled their emotions for 60 minutes, with the jersey of linebacker Jovan Belcher still hanging in its locker room stall. Quarterback Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns while completing 19 of his 23 passes, while Jamaal Charles rushed for 127 yards on 4.7 yards per carry. Kansas City dominated the time of possession with nearly 38 minutes of ball-time, and will need to remain tight as they head to a tough environment this weekend.
NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns
The Browns have persevered throughout a trying season to make improvements, and the results have shown up on the field the past couple of weeks with consecutive wins. Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a touchdown in last week’s win at Oakland, but will need to do a better job protecting the football after throwing two interceptions. Fellow rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 72 yards and a score, and should get another heavy workload this week as Cleveland looks to take advantage of the possession battle. Cornerback Sheldon Brown’s interception late in the fourth quarter was the type of game-changing play that the Browns have lacked this season, and will need more of as they look to finish strong.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While last week’s win over the Panthers was an inspired performance by a Chiefs’ team that has struggled all sports betting season, it won’t get any easier as they head on the road against a Cleveland team that has played good football of late. The Browns have made progress through each quarter of the season, and it is now starting to show in their results with a young and talented group that will look to finish strong.
NFL Betting Pick: Cleveland Browns