The Browns 20-13 loss to a highly-favored Los Angeles Rams squad turned into more substantial losses than just on the field. According to Darren Rovell of The Action Network, one bet was accepted for $506,000 at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City that the Browns would cover the 3.5-points in front of a home crowd.
The bet is the largest so far in this young NFL season. Vegas had favored the Rams predominately prior to kickoff with not a single betting source taking the Browns to upset the defending NFC Champions despite a huge home advantage.
Quarterback Baker Mayfield was on the run most of the night against a stout Rams defensive front who played in the backfield almost as many times as Mayfield did. The Browns passing game was almost non-existent while the offense settled for three Austin Seibert field goals.
In the off-season, Cleveland received quite a bit of hype that this year the tables would turn and the franchise would finally become the winner the city has a history of. And that may soon become a reality this year, but the team has begun the season 1-2-0 and face a very good Baltimore Ravens club this weekend.
The good news is that the season is still relatively young, and the defense is playing extremely well despite losing many of its defensive backs.