The outcome of the "Thursday Night Football" game between the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers was already decided when a fracas between the two teams stole the show. The brawl was highlighted by Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hitting Steelers QB Mason Rudolph with this own helmet.
Despite the fact that Cleveland will be without Garrett for the remainder of the 2019 season, the Browns' odds to win the Super Bowl have improved to +6500 following their win on Thursday night, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. The shift lines up with back-to-back wins by Baker Mayfield and Co. along with a soft upcoming schedule.
While it looked as though the media would be talking about how the Browns turned their season around, after dominating the Steelers on Thursday night, instead it's all about the incident with Garrett.
Even with the loss of their best defensive player for the foreseeable future, the Browns' odds jumped from 100-to-1 to 65-to-1 after the impressive win over their division foe.
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The Browns still have a long way to go, as they remain a longshot to win the Super Bowl. The New England Patriots remain the lead dog, at +280 odds, according FanDuel Sportsbook, followed by a run of potential playoff teams in the New Orleans Saints (+650), the Baltimore Ravens (+700), the San Francisco 49ers (+700) and the Green Bay Packers (+900) all coming in with less than a 10-to-1 shot to raise the Lombardy Trophy.
There are obviously lots of games left to be played, but this Garrett situation doesn't make things any easier for the Browns moving forward.
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