Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins - 9/25/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Browns (0-2) at Miami Dolphins (0-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami Dolphins -10 -- Over/Under: 42.5 See the Latest Odds
A pair of AFC teams search for their first win as the Miami Dolphins host the Cleveland Browns in week 3 NFL action.
The Cleveland Browns jumped out to a 20-2 first quarter lead, but they were held scoreless the rest of the game as the Ravens scored 23 unanswered points the rest of the way en route to a 25-20 Baltimore victory to send the Browns to 0-2. Josh McCown put up 260 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 picks on 20 of 33 passing. Isaiah Crowell could’ve easily received Cleveland’s game ball in week 2, racking up 133 yards on 18 carries, the highest total for any running back in week 2. Corey Coleman is proving to be worth the first round pick the Browns used on him in this year’s draft, catching 5 passes for 104 yards and both of Cleveland’s touchdowns through the air. Cleveland’s defense wasn’t able to force a fumble or record a sack, however they did pressure Ravens QB Joe Flacco, resulting in a pair of interceptions by Cleveland DB Joe Haden.
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The Miami Dolphins rallied back from a 31-3 deficit midway through the 3rd quarter but fell just short, falling to the New England Patriots 31-24. Ryan Tannehill completed 32 of 45 passes for 2 touchdowns, 2 picks and 389 yards through the air, the 2nd highest yardage output in week 2 by a quarterback. Arian Foster registered 9 yards on 3 carries before leaving the game with a groin injury, just another to add to the list in Foster’s injury-plagued career to this point. Jarvis Landry had the 2nd highest output in the league as well, except his recognition came in the receiving department, with 137 yards on 10 receptions. DeVante Parker hauled in 8 catches for 106 yards while Jordan Cameraon caught 5 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. The Miami defense got after New England, forcing 3 fumbles with linebacker Kiko Alonso recovering one for the Dolphins, along with 2 sacks courtesy of Jason Jones and Michael Thomas.
Cleveland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 vs. the AFC. Miami is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 vs. the AFC and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 overall. Cleveland is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
This may be a game better left alone, but if forced to make a pick, I’ll side with the Dolphins. Cody Kessler could be starting the game for Cleveland this week, which would be Cleveland’s 3rd different starting QB in 3 weeks. Not to mention Kessler was 3rd on the depth chart when the season started. You have to think Miami will carry over some sort of momentum after rallying to almost come back against New England.
Give me Miami by double digits.