Prediction: Cleveland Browns vs Washington Football Team 9/27/20 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds,

Prediction: Cleveland Browns vs Washington Football Team 9/27/20 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds, Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Football Team (1-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-1)

NFL Football: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 1:00 pm (FirstEnergy Stadium)

The Line: Cleveland Browns -7 -- Over/Under: 44 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Washington Football Team and the Cleveland Browns meet in week 3 NFL action from FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Washington Football Team will look to rebound after suffering a 30-15 loss to Washington to drop to 1-1 this season. Dwayne Haskins Jr. has thrown for 401 yards and 2 touchdowns on 56.3% passing while Antonio Gibson leads Washington’s ground attack with 91 rushing yards and a score. Terry McLaurin has a team-high 12 catches on 17 targets for 186 yards and a touchdown while Steven Sims Jr. has 103 yards and Logan Thomas has 63 receiving yards on 17 targets with a receiving score as well. Defensively, Kevin Pierre-Louis leads the way for Washington with 19 total tackles including 13 solo tackles while Jon Bostic has 14 total tackles with a pair of sacks. Chase Young has 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for a loss two games into his career while Matt Ioannidis has 1.5 sacks and 2.5 TFL this season.

The Cleveland Browns will try to build on their first win of the season coming in the form of a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in their last game. Baker Mayfield has thrown for 408 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 59.7% passing this season while Nick Chubb leads Cleveland’s ground attack with 184 rushing yards and two touchdowns and Kareem Hunt has 158 rushing yards and a TD as well. Jarvis Landry leads the Browns in receiving with 8 catches on 9 targets with 107 yards while Odell Beckham Jr. has a team-high 16 targets, resulting in 7 catches, 96 yards and a score. Defensively, B.J. Goodson has a team-high 16 total tackles with 11 solo tackles while Andrew Sendejo has 14 total tackles with 11 solo and Tavierre Thomas has 13 total tackles with 12 solo tackles. Adrian Clayborn also has a pair of sacks for the Browns this season.

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Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. Cleveland is 12-25-1 ATS in their last 38 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win while the over is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games as a home favorite.

I’d understand the Browns being favored in front of a full stadium, and the Browns do have a more talented team on paper and are more name recognizable with the likes of Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Odell Beckham Jr. However, the Washington Football team has a nasty pass rush and Chase Young is looking like a stud pass rusher already that’s going to wreak havoc on opposing offenses very soon. I’m not as high on these Browns and I think that Washington puts a scare into the Browns maybe even more so than what Cincinnati did last game. I’ll take Washington and the points here.  

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Chris’s Pick Washington +7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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Washington Football Team at Cleveland Browns Sunday 9/27/20  NFL Picks & Predictions  Week 3