Browns Being Disrespected by Super Bowl Odds

The Cleveland Browns are being disrespected by their Super Bowl odds.
The Cleveland Browns are being disrespected by their Super Bowl odds. / Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

The Cleveland Browns continue to find ways to win games. In their Week 11 rain-soaked matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland leaned on their prolific run game to carry them to a 22-17 victory.

The Browns are looking at an easy matchup in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars that gives them a great chance to improve their record to 8-3 and remain second in the AFC North. However, FanDuel Sportsbook has the Browns at +4100 odds to win the Super Bowl, which shows a lack of respect for Cleveland.

The Browns have won offensive shootouts (49-38 over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4) and low-scoring affairs (10-7 over the Houston Texans in Week 10). Cleveland's ability to compete in both situations should be appreciated and reflected in their Super Bowl odds.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield hasn't had the biggest season production-wise, but he's clearly been held back with top option Odell Beckham Jr. out since Week 7. Cleveland's run game is where the offense really shines, led by the duo of Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

Chubb has only played in 6 games for the Browns this season, but the numbers show his impressive impact on the team when he is available. The running back has totaled 575 yards (tied for 14th) and 5 rushing TDs (tied for 11th) this season. He's averaging 120 yards per game after returning from injury in Week 10.

Hunt has appeared in all 10 games for Cleveland, picking up the slack with Chubb out. The running back ranks ninth in yards (644) and has 4 rushing TDs this season.

Cleveland has a good mix of winnable games (Jaguars, New York Giants, New York Jets) and games against hopeful contenders (Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers) that should prepare the team for a playoff run. Their proven ability to earn wins in a variety of ways makes them an intriguing sleeper Super Bowl contender.

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