Tips For Betting On Browns Broncos – Manning, Broncos Look To Extend Win Streak To Double Digits Versus Browns
Following the New England Patriots’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend, several sports betting experts suggested that it is the Denver Broncos that deserve to be considered the class of the AFC. While the fact that the Patriots beat Denver earlier this season should be enough to settle that argument, there is also the relatively mediocre schedule that the Broncos have had no problem blowing through with future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning under center. Manning has thrown for over 4,000 yards, 31 touchdowns, and is about to add an NFL Comeback Player of the Year award to his seemingly endless list of accomplishments, but first he has to take care of the Cleveland Browns this weekend.
Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos
Sunday December 23, 2012 – 4:05 PM ET
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
NFL Betting Line: Denver Broncos – 12
The Broncos aren’t expected to have any trouble with Cleveland, the same way that they haven’t had much trouble with any team during this recent nine-game win streak, only two of which has come against a team currently in playoff contention. Denver certainly belongs in the conversation as one of the best in the AFC, but it is too premature to call them No. 1 right now.
NFL Betting Preview: Cleveland Browns
The Browns have made progress this season under head coach Pat Shurmur, and even though they had a three-game win streak snapped by Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins a week ago there is still a lot to build around. Rookie running back Trent Richardson has developed a nose for the endzone despite struggling to consistently put up yards, and the Cleveland offense is finding ways to put him in position to score. The Browns’ defense had also stepped up with an average of 13 points against over the course of three-straight wins, but then allowed 38 to Cousins and the Redskins last week.
NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos
Manning must be excited about the opportunity to carve up a Cleveland defense that was dominated by a backup rookie passer last week, as he continues to pace a dangerous Broncos’ offense. Denver ranks sixth in the NFL in average passing yards and seems to be able to move the ball on the ground with Knowshon Moreno, something the team struggled with earlier in the season. For as good as Manning and the offense have been, the Broncos are also one of a few teams that rank in the top-10 on defense as well as offense, including second against the run with an average of just 91 rushing yards allowed per online betting contest.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Denver defense will clog the rushing lanes and force the Browns to try and move the ball through the air, and there is no way that rookie passer Brandon Weeden can be expected to keep up with Manning. The Broncos are on a mission to clinch one of the top seeds in the AFC, and with back-to-back home games against Cleveland and the Kansas City Chiefs there may not be a way to stop them now.
NFL Betting Pick: Denver Broncos