According to FanDuel, the Cleveland Browns have the 10th-best chances of winning Super Bowl 56 at 22-1. The Arizona Cardinals are the top seed with the Denver Broncos right behind them at +15. The Jacksonville Jaguars are next at +20 followed by the Baltimore Ravens at +25.
The New England Patriots are the favorites to win Super Bowl 56 at 5-1. They're followed by the Atlanta Falcons at 6-1 and then by the Pittsburgh Steelers at 9-1.
Cleveland was able to knock off the defending champion Baltimore Ravens in Week 17 thanks to a last-minute touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield to Odell Beckham Jr. The Browns will face the Cardinals in the first round of the playoffs on January 12th.
Super Bowl 56 odds for the Cleveland Browns are +1600. If you had paid $100 to win $1,000 then your investment would be worth $1,600 now. The bookmakers think it's a bit too late in the season for the Browns to mount a successful playoff run.
Cleveland is 3-4 ATS this year and has lost three straight games by an average score of 35-14. They're 1-5 ATS as a home team this year and they've lost five of their last six games on the road. Overall, the Browns are 4-12 ATS this year and have lost nine of their last ten games. You can't trust them.
The New England Patriots are favored by 7.5 points to win the Super Bowl. If you wanted to make money betting on sports, you wouldn't risk it on the Browns or any other team. Bookmakers believe there's just not enough talent on this roster to go all the way.
According to Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB, the Cleveland Browns are the worst team in the NFL with a winning record, and they are worse than a number of teams with losing records, which is understandable. The Browns have a winning record despite being involved in five double-overtime games and four seasons ending with at least 10 losses. They are also one of two teams in NFL history to lose their first seven games by multiple scores (the other team was the 2004 Indianapolis Colts). Additionally, they have the distinction of being the only team in league history to lose their first eight games by multiple scores.
The Browns are coming off their best season ever, finishing with a 7-8-1 record. However, they lost all eight games by multiple points, including three straight to close out the season. In fact, every game this year ended in a loss by at least ten points. To make matters worse, starting quarterback Johnny Manziel was lost for the season early in Week 9 after he was injured during a touchdown celebration. He has not played another down since then and has been replaced by Brian Hoyer who has also had his struggles this year.
Manziel's antics may have gotten him suspended for the first game of 2015, but it appears as though he will be back next year anyway because there were no signs of discipline following the incident.
The Cleveland Browns won their tenth game of the season on Sunday night, defeating the New York Giants 20-6. Despite the promising win, many supporters were disappointed with Browns kicker Cody Parkey's performance, as he missed an extra point try from over 50 yards out. This was Parkey's first miss of the season and the third straight week that he had been put in a position to attempt an extra point.
Parkey has been one of the most reliable kickers in football over the past few seasons, but this year is different. He is 0 for 3 on field goals and 1 for 2 on extra point attempts. Both misses have come in critical situations, with one coming down to reach the mark for victory and the other with just four seconds left on the clock.
In fact, both misses have come from long range, with Parkey missing kicks from 51 and 56 yards out. It's his longest miss of the season and enough distance to hit even the upright on the goal post. The last time he missed two field goals of more than 40 yards apart was in 2013 when he also failed at 53 and 68 yards out. That year, he made all 120 attempts he took during the regular season.
This year's version of the Browns is very different from the team that played in the 1999 NFL Draft. Back then, they had three first-round picks in Phil Dawson, Kenny Jackson, and Courtney Brown.